Anna Dooley is the Executive Director of Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc. Under her leadership, Greenscape has excelled as a community tree-planting organization, earning numerous local, state, and national awards. Anna entered the nonprofit sector in the way many do, by volunteer work. She sat on the Board of Greenscape prior to assuming the role of Executive Director in 1997. Her background includes 15 years with The Charter Company as well as Public Relations Director of the MOSH.
She is Past President of the Florida Urban Forestry Council, and has served on the Executive Committee of the National Alliance of Community Trees. In 2004, she was the recipient of the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board’s award for Outstanding Individual. She received the Trees Florida 2007 Award for Outstanding Individual at the State Conference. Noting her dedication to improving the environment, Mayor John Peyton honored her with the inaugural Mayor’s Award for Environmental Achievement in 2007. In 2013, Governor Rick Scott named her Commissioner of the State of Florida Environmental Regulations Commission. Three years later, she was recognized with the Lawrence Enerson Award for outstanding individual service to Urban Forestry from The National Arbor Day Foundation.
Anna is an active civic volunteer with extensive event planning and fundraising experience; she has chaired the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital Florida Forum and the Opening Night Party for the Jacksonville Film Festival, and has served as a committee member for A Night For Heroes to benefit UF Health Trauma One. She is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville (Class of 2000) and has served on several mayoral appointed committees. She is a member of the Women’s Giving Alliance, past Chair of the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission; she received the organization’s first Leadership Achievement Award in 2009 and the Jake Godbold Award in 2012.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Anna has lived in Jacksonville for most of her life. She is the proud mother of one daughter, Sarah.