Waterfront Park is maintained by a passionate team. We connect people to the river and ensure Louisville’s waterfront remains an asset that can be enjoyed by the community forever.
Since the completion of our park’s first phases in the mid-1990s, our mission has evolved into fundraising, park maintenance, event production and coordination, park planning, and construction. We rely on the hard work and dedication of our staff and board to keep the park beautiful and accessible for everyone.
Waterfront Park Staff
Deborah Bilitski President
David Karem Director Emeritus
Cordell Lawrence CFO
Paul Carey Park Supervisor
Emily Clayton Park Coordinator
Ryan Johnson Park Supervisor
Alex Laughlin Assistant Director of Facilities
Nick May Park Supervisor
Richard Marion Park Supervisor
Bryan McKiernan Park Supervisor
Catherine Nelson Director of Events
Gary Pepper Director of Facilities/Park Manager
AntonioPetty-Malone Park Supervisor
Kelley Runyon Director of Operations
Ashley Cox Smith Director of Development
Will Thompson Park Supervisor
Alex Vega Park Coordinator
Waterfront Park Board
Christopher Jones, Chair Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Susan Moss, Vice Chair Kindred Healthcare
Kerry Stemler, Treasurer Stemler Corporation
Kevin Fields, Secretary Louisville Central Community Center
Inga Arvin Love City, Inc.
Oliver Barber BBA Law Offices
Marianne Butler Kentucky Public Service Commission
Terri Connolly Education Consultant
Craig Greenberg Mayor of Louisville Metro
Troy Miles Word Media Radio Group
Ted Nixon DDW The Color House
Kevin Trager Mayor’s Designee
Purna Veer V-Soft Consulting
Joshua Watkins Louisville Metro Government
Markus Winkler Metro Council President
Past Waterfront Park Board meeting minutes can be found here.
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Park restrooms and water fountains have been winterized for the season, along with the splash park in the Adventure Playground. They will reopen in the Spring.