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CITY GOVERNMENT

Open house to introduce Parks and Recreation director candidates

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Carroll residents and members of the business community are invited to a public reception from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, to meet the four candidates interviewing to be Carroll’s next parks and recreation director.

The open house will take place at the Carrollton Inn Event Centre, 1730 U.S. Highway 71 N.

Four candidates are interviewing to lead the department. Open house attendees are encouraged to meet the candidates and ask them questions. Each candidate will make a five-minute introduction presentation starting at 6:45 p.m. Comment cards will be available for attendees.

Following are bios for the four Parks and Recreation director candidates.

Hunter Campbell

Campbell currently resides in Carroll and works for American Home Shield. He has recreation experience working for the YMCA of Lincoln, Nebraska, as its aquatics director and assistant membership director, along with other roles. Campbell has a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Mark Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald resides in Thornton, Colorado, where he is the athletics coordinator for the Lafayette Recreation Department in Lafayette, Colorado. He has other parks and recreation experience working for the city and county of Broomfield, Colorado; the city of Fruita, Colorado; and the city of Evans, Colorado. Fitzgerald grew up in the Jefferson and Panora area. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor of arts in leisure services and general studies.

Ian Knutsen

Knutsen resides in Huxley and currently is the aquatics director for the Altoona Campus. Previously, he worked for the city of Grinnell as its assistant parks and recreation director and the city of Des Moines as its recreation coordinator. He has a master’s in business administration with a public administration specialization and a bachelor in sports and recreation management, both from Ashford University.

Chad Tiemeyer

Tiemeyer resides in Shenandoah, where he serves as the city’s parks and recreation director. He has a bachelor of arts in exercise science with an emphasis in health and wellness promotion from Central College in Pella.

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