Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC. He succeeds Mary Bradford who retired in June after serving as director for eight years.
Riley is a 30-year veteran of the department, having served most recently as deputy director for Administration. He began with the department in 1985 as a staff engineer and has been promoted five times since then.
As director, Riley will be responsible for more than 700 department employees including the Park Police Division, over 36,000 acres of parkland, 420 parks and an annual operating budget of $100 million.
He begins in his new position on July 21.
See the news release for more information.