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MPRB Kicks Off Superintendent Search with Website and Community Listening Events

Via a July 3 e-newsletter from the Minneapolis Park and Rec Board:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has officially begun its search for the next Park Board superintendent. 

Led by local recruiting firm KP Companies, the nationwide search kicked off the with a dedicated website – The website will be a place for Minneapolis residents, park patrons and the public to get the latest updates about the superintendent search process.

Information available on includes details about the search process, search-related community surveys and listening events, and other important dates and deadlines.

“The Board of Commissioners is excited to begin the process of finding the next leader of our number one park system,” said MPRB Board President Brad Bourn. “We’re confident we’ll find the best superintendent to continue to build upon our work and create an even more inclusive park system for everyone who calls Minneapolis their home.”

Four community listening events are planned across Minneapolis:

Tuesday, July 10, 6–8pm, Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway

Thursday, July 12, 6–8pm, Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave S
Thursday, July 19, 6–8pm, Bottineau Recreation Center, 2000 Second St. NE
Monday, July 23, 10am–Noon, Webber Community Center, 4400 Dupont Ave. N

Applications open July 12. Detailed information about the superintendent position, desired qualifications and the application process will be available on the website on July 12.

Former MPRB Superintendent Jayne Miller left the Park Board in February 2018 to take a position in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Superintendent Emeritus Mary Merrill was selected to act as interim superintendent through October 31, 2018.

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