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Guy Smith appointed as head of Milwaukee County Parks Department

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has appointed Guy Smith to head the County Parks Department. Smith has 14 years of experience at Parks and a career in natural resource management.

"Guy Smith has already stepped up to lead our Parks department on an interim basis, and it's become clear that he's the right person for this job," said Abele. "He has a passion for creating outdoor spaces that are beautiful, educational and fun, and his willingness to serve the County is undeniable.

Smith currently serves as interim director at Parks. He joined the department in 2004, starting as trails coordinator. He is currently serving in his second of two periods as interim director, the first taking place in 2017.

Smith began his career as a park ranger with Dane County Parks while attending college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with a degree in Natural Resource Management. He then served as a facility manager with the U.S. Forest Service in both Kentucky and Tennessee.

Smith’s appointment now goes before the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to be approved.

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