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Search Moving Forward for Park Board Executive Director
Search Moving Forward for Park Board Executive Director

The Springfield Park Board is a couple weeks away from having a job description to use to find it next Executive Director. The position has been filled by interim director Derek Harms since Mike Stratton stepped down in the middle of February. Board President Leslie Sgro says the board has a timeline in mind to hire a permanent replacement.

“The goal that the board set was to have a person selected by Thanksgiving, with a potential start date of January one. So that’s sort of a general time table we’ve given ourselves to meet. Obliviously if we need some flexibility, we’ll put it in there, but it gives us some structure by which to organize the search.”

Sgro says the board will post the job listing across the state in an effort to find the best candidate. She says the process is taking longer than hoped due to the board deciding to take care of more pressing issues like the budget and union contracts negotiations first.