Oak Park Welcomes New Dept. Heads

Oak Park Welcomes New Dept. HeadsMBREW draft one

(City of Oak Park “Oak Park Branch,” Aug. 25, 2014)

This summer, Kimberly Marrone and Julie Hall joined the executive management team as the City’s new Community & Economic Development Manager and Director of Recreation, respectively.

Manager Marrone most recently served as Executive Director of the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and before this as the Executive Director of the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce. waterworkShe is a member of the Michigan Economic Developers Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers and Rotary International. In, both, 2012 and 2013, she was recognized by University of Michigan-Dearborn iLabs with the eCities Best Practice Award. “I look forward to improving the business climate in Oak Park and to building a strong sense of community for our businesses, residents and visitors,” Manager Marrone commented.

Director Hall brings a wealth of experience to Oak Park from her former position as the City of Ferndale’s Director of Recreation. She earned a degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education from Michigan State University, where she also played on the softball team; and she currently holds memberships in, both, the National and Michigan Recreation and Park Associations. Director Hall added: “I believe the most important role I play is in creating community in Oak Park through people, parks and programs.”

For more on the City of Oak Park see http://www.oakpark-mi.com

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