ACG Cleveland Regional Central, "Cleveland Metroparks - the Next Century of Stewardship"

ACG Cleveland Regional CENTRAL



The Cleveland Metroparks organization has had a major influence on the Cleveland area since 1917 and contributes to the region’s economy to the tune of more than $870 million per year. 
Come listen to Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman talk about the organization’s history and milestones that are attracting Clevelanders to more than 24,000 acres of trails, golf courses, parks, nature centers, and a zoo. 

Brian will also speak of exciting new projects on the horizon that will continue to benefit Cleveland and attract growth to the region – at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Wendy Park Bridge, and Edgewater Park, just to name a few!


Brian Zimmerman of the Cleveland Metroparks

Brian Zimmerman

The Cleveland Metroparks
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Metroparks, Brian Zimmerman is responsible for the overall management of over 23,000 acres including 18 park reservations, eight golf courses, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, hundreds of miles of parkways and trails, and more than 940 employees that serve approximately 40 million visitors annually. He previously served as chief of operations for the Milwaukee County Parks, Recreation and Culture department. A Wisconsin native, Zimmerman grew up near Madison and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural science-soils. In addition to his role with the Metroparks, Zimmerman serves on the Destination Cleveland Board of Trustees, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Board, the Flats Forward Board of Directors, St. Edward High School Board of Trustees and various committees at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Brunswick, Ohio. Zimmerman enjoys golf, traveling, especially to see Big 10 college football games, and spending time with his family, including wife Jill, son Carter and their Weimaraner, Eli, at their home in Strongsville. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys hiking and boating.

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COVID-19 Protocol

ACG Cleveland is committed to the safety of all of our members and friends, and have taken all necessary precautions in hosting in-person events. These include:

  • Enforcing local or venue COVID-related protocols in place at the time of the event,
  • the strong encouragement of masks to protect un-vaccinable children and adults in the spheres of our members and friends,
  • encouraged social distancing of 6 feet in both indoor and outdoor spaces,
  • an ample supply of masks, hand sanitizer, and soap across the facility to  minimize the risk of viral transmission from guest to guest.

We will continue to maintain both the CDC's and the State of Ohio's recommended guidelines for gathering during the COVID-19 outbreak, and will update you with any changes to protocol.

After February 24, 2021: please cancel your registration (without penalty) if you have registered for this event, and any of the following applies:

  • if you have tested positive for COVID-19,
  • are waiting for COVID-19 test results,
  • have COVID-19 symptoms, or
  • if you have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.

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Event Registration Pricing

$30 Members
$60 Non Members (become an ACG Cleveland member today)
$20 YACG