Tom Kicior has a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Buffalo, and degrees in Environmental Design and Urban and Public Policy. He previously worked for the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council and is currently a Senior City Planner in the City of Rochester's Bureau of Planning and Zoning. Tom has been active in neighborhood planning and advocacy as a volunteer since moving to Rochester. Before joining the Highland Park Conservancy Board in 2016 he was on the South Wedge Planning Committee's Board of Directors. Tom is active in the Azalea Neighborhood and his home overlooks the lilacs in Highland Park. He is passionate about the Park and its history including its Olmsted Design, the contributions of Ellwanger & Barry, and its importance as a world class arboretum.