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Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission opens recruitment for new director, names interim

Dec. 10, 2013

Salem OR - The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission opened recruitment December 9 for a new Oregon Parks and Recreation Department director. The recruitment will be open until January 10, 2014, or as long as it takes to attract a pool of qualified applicants. The department's current director, Tim Wood, is retiring after 10 years in the position. An interim director, Lisa VanLaanen, will serve as director starting January 10, 2014.

Information about the position and a link to the application are available online at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/Pages/director-recruitment.aspx

Any person can comment on the recruitment through a short survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/oprddirector. The survey will remain open until January 2, 2014.

Lisa VanLaanen, 42, has worked for the State of Oregon for 15 years, the last seven with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department as one of its assistant directors responsible for agency administration and the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center.

Contact:

Chris Havel, Director's Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Desk: 503-986-0722  //  Cell: 503-931-2590