The City of Pitt Meadows has hired a recreation manager.
Diane Chamberlain will oversee the implementation and administration of the recreational, social, cultural and leisure activity programs and events for the community.
Pitt Meadows continues to build its independent parks and recreation department in anticipation of the end of the joint service agreement with Maple Ridge in October.
Chamberlain comes to Pitt Meadows from the joint parks and leisure services as coordinator, business operations. Her experience goes back to 1992, and her roles over the years have included overseeing customer services and business operations, working with local sports organizations ensuring they have access to facilities, technology and financial management, digital media and marketing, and providing leadership by identifying needs and trends in recreation programming.
She played a key role in the renovations to the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre in 2014 and in the building of South Bonson Community Centre in 2011.
“I look forward to building a new department and a strong team that will be able to bring fresh ideas and innovative programs to Pitt Meadows,” said Chamberlain.
One of the first steps and top priorities will be to ensure a seamless transition of services as of Oct. 31 and that the current service levels will be maintained.
As new recreation staff come on board, they will be gathering information on community needs and researching new aspects of recreation programming that will reflect a business model that is tailored for Pitt Meadows.
“We are very thrilled to have Diane’s expertise and experience on staff to build our parks and recreation department,” said Pitt Meadows CAO Mark Roberts. “This is a major step in building our independent services and I know she’s hitting the ground running to get programs and services in place for the Oct. 31 transition.”
Chamberlain began her new role with Pitt Meadows on June 9.