Parks and Recreation Director Announces Retirement

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Parks and Recreation Director Rob Schoeber has announced he will be retiring after ten years at the helm of the City of Grand Junction’s department.

Schoeber joined the City of Grand Junction as Parks and Recreation Director in 2008. Prior to being offered the Grand Junction position, he served as Parks and Recreation Director in Cody, WY for seventeen years and Recreation Superintendent in Rawlins, WY for four years.

Just a few of the many notable accomplishments under Rob’s direction include the completion of the Stocker Stadium/Suplizio Field renovation and construction of the Hospitality Tower; construction of the Las Colonias Amphitheater; completion of phase 1 of Las Colonias Park and ground breaking and progress toward phase 2; multiple park renovations including Canyon View, Rocket and Lincoln Parks; restoration of the Crown Point Cemetery; renovation of the Tiara Rado golf course; numerous improvement and safety projects in Downtown and completion of the Community Center Feasibility Study.

Schoeber has represented the City of Grand Junction on many boards and commissions during his tenure here, and currently serves on the Grand Valley Sports Commission and the Junior College World Series (JUCO) Committee.

According to Rob, “I have been fortunate to work with an extremely energetic and dedicated department in Grand Junction. Over the past ten years, we have been involved in many local partnerships that have enabled us to further develop our programs and capital projects. It has been a privilege to work closely with individuals who are dedicated to leisure programs and facilities.”

City Manager Greg Caton noted, “Rob and his staff have really exhibited solid execution when it comes to how high-quality parks and recreation programming contributes to the overall quality of life in a community, as well as a what a key role it can play in economic development. Grand Junction is in a very good place right now with our sports facilities and amenities and Rob’s leadership helped get us there. We wish him nothing but the best, but he will be missed.”

Rob’s retirement will become effective in December 2018.


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org 

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