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615 S. McClelland Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Director of Recreation & Parks
City Phone: (805) 925-0951 ext. 2260
City Fax: (805) 925.4508
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT:
- Social Services, San Jose State University
- Social Work, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
- Public Administration, La Salle University
- Director of Recreation and Parks, City of Santa Maria
- Interim Recreation Superintendent, City of Santa Maria
- Recreation Supervisor, City of Santa Maria
- Facility Manager, City of Santa Maria
- Social Worker I, County of Santa Barbara
- Recreation Specialist, City of Santa Maria
- Recreation Specialist, Hayward Area District
- Teen Counselor, City of San Jose
- Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria
- United Way of the Central Coast
- Santa Maria Affiliate Santa Barbara Foundation
- Advisory Committee, Special Olympics Southern California
- North County American Red Cross Disaster Services
- American Red Cross
- Marital status: Married
- Children: Three
- General interests: Travel and photography
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the daily operations and management of the Recreation and Parks Department. Provide staff support to the City Manager's Office, City Council and Recreation and Parks Commission. Supervise a staff of 30 full-time and 32 permanent part-time, assigned to 5 major divisions: Parks, Landscape Districts, Urban Forest, Recreation, and Administration. Services are provided in the following areas: city parks (225+ acres), part of Los Flores Ranch Park, publicly managed trees (30,000+), street medians, storm basins and rights-of-way (45+ acres), Santa Maria Town Center landscaping and parking structures, 7 major recreation facilities offering specialty recreation classes and programs and support to community based recreation programs i.e., youth basketball, youth soccer, etc.
- Play an active role in the organization and implementation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety.
- Seek out funding for the development of a youth sports complex to include more soccer fields, to enhance assets for recreational opportunities.
- Continue a program of water conservation throughout the park system to include re-vegetation of landscape areas, rotation of scheduled watering, use of non-potable water for irrigation, and increase monitoring of water use using computer irrigation system.
- Seek grant funding as well as increased sponsorship opportunities for the expansion of services to at-risk youth and those special events, marketing and education campaigns that foster community building.
- Work closely with schools to make school sites available for public use during non-school hours.
- Continue working with non-profit organizations, schools, health care providers, businesses, and funding partners throughout the Santa Maria Valley, in an effort to address the growing needs of families, youth and the homeless.
- Implement the second phase of the “ActiveNet” software system for program registration, classes, and facilities rental reservations to provide more efficiencies.
- Broker participation by local non-profit agencies, schools and government in addressing community-wide issues and concerns; i.e. youth violence, the impacts of homelessness in City parks and facilities.
- Encourage a high-level of staff training and succession programs using techniques and opportunities provided by the City including regional training opportunities.
- Provide parks, athletic fields and facilities that are safe, clean and inviting to our residents and visitors.