A retired landscape architect with more than four decades of professional experience, William Louis Flournoy Jr. has established himself as a dedicated expert in his field. Most recently, Mr. Flournoy served as the director of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Incentive Program for National Resources Planning and Conservation; he held this role from 2005 to 2007. Previously, Mr. Fournoy held many significant positions with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality through which he was able to lend his expertise to benefit numerous programs, including the role of senior conservation specialist for the Office of Conservation and Community Affairs, manager of the North Carolina Conservation Tax Credit Certification Program, and environmental analysis program manager for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. Mr. Flournoy established prominence in his industry as a consultant to the City of Raleigh through North Carolina State University’s College of Design. Additionally, he has served as a panelist of state conversation tax credits for national conferences held by the Land Trust Alliance. Mr. Flournoy was also a national recreational trails advisory committee member for the United States Department of Transportation.
An extremely active contributor to his field, Mr. Flournoy has assisted a multitude of organizations and associations through many different memberships. Some of his present roles include chair of the Conservation Trust for North Carolina’s Government Affairs Committee, member of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Fellowship Nominating Committee, member of the North Carolina State University College of Design’s Leaders’ Council, and president of the Triangle Greenways Council. Notably, in 1982, Mr. Flournoy co-founded the Triangle Greenways Council. Dedicated to the welfare of his community, he also assisted numerous civic organizations. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Flournoy served as president of People for Parks. He also served as committee member of the Local Bond Advisory, Steering Committee member of the Wake County Community Assessment’s World Class Region Conference, and a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Trails Association.
Mr. Flournoy received a Bachelor of Science in recreation and parks administration from North Carolina State University in 1969, and then went on to receive a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from North Carolina State University in 1972. Since beginning his career, Mr. Flournoy has received a multitude of awards in recognition of his hard work and dedication. He received the Community Service Honors Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Raleigh Environmental Legacy Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2014, as well as the Le Gasse Medal of Honor for Contributions to the Management and Conservancy Natural Resources and Public Landscapes from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2010. Additionally, he received the DESIGNsmith Award for Visionary Graduate at the North Carolina State University College of Design’s 60th Anniversary Ceremony in 2009. Notably, Mr. Flournoy also received the Award for Significant and Sustained Contribution to the Profession, Award for Recognition Outstanding Contributions and Service, Award in Landscape Architecture Communication, and Award for Design Excellence in Applied Landscape Technology from the American Society of Landscape Architects’ North Carolina Chapter. Among his many other accolades, Mr. Flournoy has also been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who and will be featured in its 2018 registry.
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