Jim Nantell, the former City Manager of Burlingame, has been appointed as interim Director of the Parks Department.
Nantell will oversee the transition of Parks from a division of the Public Works Department to a stand-alone department.
Nantell has served in many executive public agency positions, including directing the City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department. He holds a Masters Degree in Parks and Recreation Management from San Francisco State University.
Nantell begin work as the Interim Parks Director on May 8, 2013 and continue with the County until the permanent director is in place, which we expect will be in the late fall.
For details read the Parks Staff Report presented at the Tuesday, May 7, meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
San Mateo County operates 17 separate parks, three regional trails and numerous other county and local trails encompassing 15,680 acres. They are located throughout the County and represent a wide variety of natural settings including a coastside marine reserve, a bayside recreational area, coastal mountain woodland areas, and urban sites.