FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2014
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Supervisor Bosworth Appoints New Parks Commissioner
Former Rockaway Parks Administrator to oversee nearly 50 Town parks and 1,000 acres of facilities
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth today announced the appointment of Jill Weber-Greenfield as the new Commissioner of the Town’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
Weber-Greenfield, a resident of Oceanside, has nearly 35 years of experience in management of Parks and Recreation as well as environmental analysis, tree care and horticulture. In her most recent position as Administrator of Rockaway Beach, she was responsible for special events development for parks throughout the Rockaway peninsula and Broad Channel, as well as focusing on post Hurricane Irene and Sandy Recovery.
In her position as Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, Weber will be responsible for overseeing more than 1,000 acres of both active and passive Town facilities, including two beaches, five outdoor pools, an indoor aquatics center, an 18-hole championship and 9-hole executive golf course, and more.
“Our Parks and Recreational facilities are among our most prized assets in the Town of North Hempstead,” Supervisor Bosworth said. “Jill’s experience in parks management and recreational programming, as well as environmental preservation, tree care, and horticulture, make her the ideal fit to continue our administration’s goal of providing stellar parks programming while maintaining and beautifying our open spaces.”
Weber-Greenfield graduated from the State University of New York/Buffalo with a degree in Environmental Science, as well as from Rutgers University with a Certificate in Parks Management.
Weber-Greenfield takes over for Interim Commissioner Jerry Olsen and will officially begin work on January 1, 2015. Her appointment was approved unanimously at the November 18th Town Board meeting