Anne Olson

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Anne Olson

Anne Olson is President of Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP), an organization overseeing revitalization activities along Houston’s Buffalo Bayou. During her tenure, Anne and the BBP board have raised $200 million for the waterway’s redevelopment. She has overseen the award-winning $1.3 million bayou master plan, and developed an enhancement program that includes land acquisition, trail and park development, programming and public art. BBP recently completed Buffalo Bayou Park, a $58 million project made possible by a $30 million private gift. Under Anne’s leadership, BBP has received more than 20 planning and urban design awards, including: American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence, ULI Award of Excellence: The Americas Finalist, and International Waterfront Center Honor Award. Anne has received Houston’s Park People Leadership Award, Citizen’s Environmental Coalition’s Founder’s Award, and Houston’s first Alchemy Award for her “commitment to public art, work in community development, and far reaching impact that has changed the perception of Houston’s birthplace bayou.”

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