New Recreation Director Town of Palm Beach
Earlier this month Town of Palm Beach Town Manager, Tom Bradford had to pick from 110 applicants for the position of Recreation Director Town of Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department. This is an important role for the Town. Having the most qualified person taking care of this department makes a huge impact on Palm Beach Island.
A vetting process began with the 110 applicants; then a portion of those were chosen for an interview. Each interviewee was seated in front of the board. The board consisted of the Town Manager of The Town of Palm Beach Tom Bradford and Deputy Town Manager Jay Boodheshwar, who are the direct managers of the position. In addition to the Town Managers, Jane Struder, Director of Finance, and Human Resources Director Danielle Olson also assisted in the interrogation of candidates. All four agreed that Beth Zickar was the optimal choice for Recreation Director.
What brought Ms. Zickar to apply for the position, “The Town of Palm Beach is a unique community, committed to preserving the historical significance of its past, while looking toward its future.” Zucker further states “The team in Palm Beach are a dynamic group of individuals whom are committed to providing quality service to the residents of the town. I am honored to have been selected to join this organization.”
Beth Zickar was currently holding a position as Director of Leisure Services in the city of Sunrise in Broward County. She holds a Masters in Parks and Recreation Administration from Clemson and has ample experience in recreational services, with over 30 years in the field.
She holds the best vision for what this position does for the Town of Palm Beach and her goals for the department. “The goal of the department will be to develop and implement policies that support the vision of the town council and the residents we serve. The Recreation Department can bring together a community, building partnerships that celebrate tradition and create opportunities for healthy living,” said Zickar.
Beth Zickar is set to start on July 6th for the Recreation Department.