As the first employee ever hired at MIG, Sally McIntyre is the institutional memory that anchors and supports the firm’s business development and marketing. A highly skilled writer and communicator, she applies the management and outreach expertise that she has honed for the past 30+ years to spearhead MIG’s conference and awards initiatives. Sally stepped to the forefront of parks and recreation planning when she co-authored a groundbreaking strategic plan called “Vision Insight Planning (VIP)” for the California Parks and Recreation Society nearly 20 years ago. The statewide vision articulated in that plan—we create community through people, parks, and programs—can also be used to describe Sally’s career. She has developed system-wide plans for communities across the country from California to Pennsylvania. Her expertise includes needs assessment, positioning, recreation programming, facility design, maintenance, operations, and financing. She is extremely gratified by the contribution that parks and recreation make in people’s lives and has seen the tangible results of her efforts as thousands enjoy the spaces she helped plan and program each day.