The City of Wilsonville announced the hiring of Michael “Mike” McCarty as the City’s new Parks and Recreation Director. Mike has more than 27 years of experience leading municipal parks and recreation departments and has worked for several different local governments.
Most recently Mike served as the Director of Parks and Community Services for the City of San Moreno Valley, Calif. Prior to this position over a 21-year period, Mike also worked in similar roles for the cities of Yuma, Ariz. and Napa Valley, San Leandro and Ukiah, Calif. Mike’s career in parks and recreation began as a Recreation Supervisor for the City of Paso Robles, Calif.
Mike studied at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and he also earned a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Assistant City Manager Jeanna Troha states, “We are excited to have Mike join our team. He brings a wealth of experience in parks and recreation, a collaborative leadership style and a passion for enhancing the quality of life for people that live and work in the community.”
Mike explains, “I am very excited to be a part of the team in Wilsonville and I see this as a great opportunity to make a difference in what is already a very nice town with exceptional parks.”
In his free time Mike enjoys exercising, being outdoors, visiting baseball stadiums across the country and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Mike McCarty, Parks and Recreation Director, begins on Monday, Feb. 27, may be reached at 503-570-1579; firstname.lastname@example.org.