A new leader has been selected as the City’s next Parks & Recreation Director following a nationwide recruitment and professional assessment process. Ken Sherbenou has been appointed to the position by City Manager Greg Caton.
Sherbenou most recently comes from the Montrose Recreation District, where he served as Executive Director for approximately 9 years. Ken holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado and is a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive. Ken’s anticipated start date is August 5th.
City Manager Greg Caton states, “I am looking forward to working with Ken in his new role. He brings a wealth of experience and passion to the position. The Parks & Recreation Department is involved in a wide variety of projects is currently delivering a high level of service. I look forward to the many great achievements ahead.”
Sherbenou adds, “I am truly honored to join such a great team that is serving such a wonderful community. With an engaged City leadership and City staff pursuing the ambitious, yet achievable aspiration to make Grand Junction a great place to live, the future is bright. Working alongside committed parks and recreation staff, other City departments and our numerous public, private and non-profit partners, I am extremely excited to dive in and do my best to help achieve that vision.”
The Parks & Recreation Department, which has 52 full-time employees along with approximately 250 seasonal employees, consists of the divisions of Administration, Recreation & Aquatics, and Parks Operations. The Parks & Recreation Director is responsible for overseeing the activities and operations of these divisions; coordinating assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; and providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.
Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or firstname.lastname@example.org