Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources, City of Philadelphia; Commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation
Michael DiBerardinis is Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources in Philadelphia. Mr. DiBerardinis is also Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department, as well as Special Advisor to the Mayor on the Free Libraries. Mr. DiBerardinis has overseen the merger of the Fairmount Park Commission and the Department of Recreation which became effective July 1, 2010. With a variety of programs from aquatics to boxing, from basketball to tennis, gymnastics to dance, from the ice rinks to the Mummers' Parade, as well as one of the best municipal park systems in the world, the City of Philadelphia will continue to serve all citizens of Philadelphia with a professional staff that is the backbone of the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation.
A graduate of Saint Joseph's University with a bachelor of arts in political science, Mr. DiBerardinis is actively involved in his community and serves on the following boards: Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, Research for Action, Peoples Emergency Center, and the Office of Community Development, Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
His honors include the CORA Services Organizational Award in 1999 and the Ed Rendell "Doer" Award in 2000.
He was appointed by Governor Ed Rendell as a member of Penn State's Board of Trustees and received Senate confirmation on April 14, 2010. Formerly, he was Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from 2003 until 2009. In his position as Secretary, he was an ex officio member of Penn State's Board of Trustees.