Grand Rapids has hired a new leader for the City's Parks and Recreation Department.
City Manager Greg Sundstrom announced Creighton Wright will take over. He currently serves as the Parks and Recreation Director for American Canyon, California.
According to a press release, Sundstrom says Wright will, "use his experience in operations, capital project management, program design, and park planning to lead city-wide park and facility improvements and update the Parks and Recreation Plan."
Wright was chosen through input from the GR Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Urban Forestry Committee, Friends of GR Parks, as well as several community stakeholders. He has a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and has experience leading the Parks and Rec Dept. for the City of Pueblo, Colorado and Queen Creek, Arizona.
Wright will relocate to Grand Rapids with his wife and five children. He is expected to begin on July 7th.