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July 8, 2016
 
Four candidates to interview for Chandler’s Community Services Director

Four candidates will interview for the Community Services Director position to lead Chandler’s Park and Recreation divisions, following a national recruitment that resulted in 95 applications. A series of interviews will be conducted on July 13th with the following candidates:
  • Kory Alfred, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Madison, Alabama. He has 18 years of parks and recreation management experience and currently oversees operations, facilities, budgets and capital improvements for the Madison Parks and Recreation Department.  
  • Christopher Nunes, Director of Parks and Recreation for The Woodlands Township, Texas. He has 16 years of park and recreation management experience and currently oversees operations, facilities, budgets and capital improvements for The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Nanette Smejkal, Recreation and Parks Director for the City of Santa Rosa, California. She has more than 25 years of park and recreation management experience and currently oversees operations, facilities, budgets and capital improvements for the Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department.  
  • Michael Svetz, Senior Project Manager for PROS Consulting in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has more than 20 years of parks and recreation management experience for cities in Arizona, Virginia and Ohio. In his current role, he completes park and recreation management and planning projects for governments and non-profit agencies.
The Community Services Director is responsible for 65 parks for regional, community, neighborhood and specialty uses, plus six recreation centers, six aquatic facilities and hundreds of aquatic, park and recreation programs.