Randi Frank Consulting hired to lead nationwide search for new Parks and Recreation Director
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 1, 2023) – Louisville Metro Government has hired Randi Frank Consulting, LLC, a local woman-owned executive search firm, to conduct a nationwide search for a new director for Louisville Parks and Recreation.
Mayor Craig Greenberg has requested input from stakeholders including community members, parks and recreation employees, Metro Council, and non-profit partners to assist Randi Frank Consulting with the search. Funding for the search was approved by the Metro Council.
Longtime Metro Government employee Ozzy Gibson was asked to serve as Interim Director of Louisville Parks and Recreation until a permanent director is hired. The new director is expected to be selected with the assistance of the firm and stakeholders later this year.
“This is an exciting time for Metro Parks & Recreation,” said Deputy Mayor for Public Health and Public Services Nicole George. “Leadership was a key theme in the recent Parks for All Report commissioned and released by the Parks Alliance this year. We look forward to seeing great interest from external and internal candidates. And we are grateful for Ozzy’s leadership during this transitional period.”
Last week, Mayor Greenberg announced significant increases to the upcoming Parks and Recreation budget in his first budget proposal to the Louisville Metro Council. These budget increases focus specifically on infrastructure upgrades, including new outdoor lighting, new wi-fi, improving camping facilities at Jefferson Memorial Forest, and increased investment into Waterfront Park’s West Louisville expansion.
ABOUT LOUISVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION
Louisville Parks and Recreation, a nationally accredited parks and recreation agency, manages more than 120 parks and six parkways on more than 13,000 acres of land and operates recreation programs for area residents of all ages and abilities through its 13 community centers. The department’s inventory also includes 10 golf courses; four outdoor pools and the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center; the David Armstrong Extreme Park; two historic homes; the Historic Iroquois Amphitheater performance venue; and one of the nation’s largest municipally-owned forestries, Jefferson Memorial Forest. More details on the department’s people and programs can be found at bestparksever.com.
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