Introducing the Conservancy’s new Board Chair, Leah Romero

Meet Leah Romero, a remarkable individual who has been elected as our esteemed Board Chair for the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy. Leah’s passion for community engagement, her design expertise, and her dedication to the preservation and enhancement of outdoor spaces make her an outstanding leader for our organization. 

Leah Romero is a native Texan with a deep-rooted connection to the local community. As a senior associate at the renowned Word + Carr Design Group, Leah has extensive experience in landscape architecture, specializing in creating sustainable and captivating outdoor environments. Her commitment to excellence and her innovative approach to design have earned her accolades within the industry. 

Leah’s contributions to our organization extend beyond her professional achievements. Since joining the board in 2020, Leah has played a pivotal role in revitalizing our garden programming. Her insight and strategic thinking have been instrumental in ensuring that the Zilker Botanical Garden continues to thrive and serve as a cherished oasis for visitors of all ages. Leah’s unwavering dedication to cultivating a vibrant and welcoming space aligns perfectly with our organization’s mission. 

Furthermore, Leah’s passion for the arts extends beyond her professional life. As a soprano in the Austin Symphonic Chorus, she brings a harmonious blend of creativity and artistic expression to her endeavors. This multifaceted background enables Leah to approach challenges with a unique perspective and to foster meaningful connections between nature, art, and community. 

In her new role as Board Chair, Leah envisions a future where the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy becomes an even more integral part of the community. She is committed to forging partnerships, expanding educational programs, and enhancing our garden’s sustainability efforts. Leah’s vision embodies the belief that our natural surroundings have the power to inspire, heal, and unite individuals from all walks of life. 

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Leah Romero as our Board Chair. With her exceptional leadership, wealth of experience, and unwavering dedication, we are confident that she will guide our organization to new heights. 

Thank you for your continued support as we embark on this exciting journey under Leah’s guidance. We look forward to working together to create a thriving and inclusive Zilker Botanical Garden for generations to come.