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Departure of Parks & Rec Director
NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Greg Scoles – (650) 595-7410
Belmont, CA – After nine years of service as the City’s Park and Recreation Director, Jonathan Gervais is moving on to San Mateo County to lead County Parks.
Jonathan has led Belmont’s Park and Recreation Department though considerable change; much of it during difficult economic times. Under Jonathan’s leadership, the Parks and Recreation Department increased recreation revenue, decreased water use, worked with PG&E to implement an energy savings program for city facilities, revised the Tree Ordinance, instituted an on-line picnic rental program, worked with volunteer groups to improve the Barrett Community Center, negotiated a new Joint Use Agreement with the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District to provide use of school facilities during the summer months, and received a $190,000 County grant to enhance the youth and teen program, as well as a grant to upgrade the Senior and Community Center.
The City thanks him for his vision, leadership, and commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the Belmont community. Jonathan was instrumental in the development of two new park facilities in Belmont (Semeria and Davey Glen) and he had the unique experience of serving on the City’s Parks and Recreation Commission from 2004-2008, prior to being appointed Director.
We wish him good luck and success in his new position. Jonathan’s last day will be October 15.
The City will be appointing an interim director while it recruits for a new Parks and Recreation Director which should be filled early next year.
Pictured above: Belmont's Park and Recreation Director, Jonathan Gervais