Joseph A. Stout, Executive Director of Westchester Parks Foundation, Inc. has made countless contributions in the field of parks, recreation, and conservation in various local communities throughout his 35-year career. With the Foundation since October of 2010 as its first paid Executive Director, Joe has overseen almost $10 million dollars in grants and donations invested in the County Park System and the Foundation has become focused on engaging the public while advocating for the park system.
A lifelong Westchester resident, Joe lives in Harrison with his wife Mary Ellen, daughter Kerriann, son-in-law Erik and the family bulldog Hugo where he is a Trustee of the Harrison Emergency Medical Service ambulance board and serves on the town Planning Board. He loves to walk for health in all the county parks, spend time on the beaches of Cape Cod, make homemade pizza, and is an avid college and high school basketball fan. Also working on his golf game!
Prior to retiring in 2010, Joe was Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation and under his direction, Westchester County Parks became the first County in New York to be nationally accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).
P.S. Yes, the Kerriann that is Joe's daughter is the very same Kerriann who is the Founder and CEO of Vinco (compare our pictures if you don't believe me!)