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James River Park’s Ralph White to retire

Phil Riggan

December 7, 2011 2:18pm

We will lose the services of the best steward of “America’s Best Urban Waterway” as Ralph White plans to retire in January 2013. He is the manager of the James River Park System and has been since 1980. He is a man who cares.

The 67-year-old naturalist and historian said he is working through some health issues but wants to “stick around until January 2013 to make it a clean 32 years.” He began his career in the James River Park in January 1980.

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About Phil Riggan

He's been a part of Richmond's outdoors since moving to Richmond in 1988. Earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning at VCU in 2015 with a focus on the environment, parks, transportation and nonprofits — largely due to his dedication to becoming part of the solution to advocate for outdoor initiatives, the James River and Richmond’s great parks and recreational amenities. Now works as a transportation planner with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, focusing primarily on bike/ped planning.