Cindy Mendoza's (CPRP) leadership and award-winning expertise in park and recreation planning is a catalyst for community livability across the nation. Her affinity for developing parks and programs began almost 40 years ago as a recreation leader and soccer coach for underserved kids in her community. Through this work, she saw firsthand the life-changing benefits of parks, programs and natural areas to youth and their families. Clients and colleagues find Cindy to be a solution-oriented pragmatist, working collaboratively to strategize the right mix of programs, facilities, and policies to maximize resources and meet each community’s unique needs. As a writer and facilitator, Cindy brings together diverse perspectives, synthesizing outreach findings and technical data to articulate desired outcomes and support action. An authority in the field, she has published and spoken extensively at the state and national level on the evolution of parks and recreation and its contributions to community livability. As MIG's Director of Parks and Recreation, Cindy offers best practices and the ability to make all communities thrive through people, parks and programs.
Cindy is Director of Parks and Recreation