Lackawanna County Parks And Recreation Director Bill Davis Resigns
Lackawanna County Parks and Recreation Director Bill Davis resigned late last month to serve as state Representative-elect Kyle Mullins’ chief of staff.
Davis, whose last day with the county was Nov. 30, had held the parks job since January 2008. He earned an annual salary of $65,393, according to county records.
Davis said Friday that he enjoyed his time working for the county but sees the new job as “a great way for me to continue to serve.” As parks director, Davis said he is most proud of the department developing six boundless playgrounds for children with disabilities, the development of Covington Park and a recreation initiative that expanded the county parks system.
Mullins, who was elected in November to represent the 112th state House District in Harrisburg, praised his new hire.
“Bill’s willingness to serve as my chief of staff is a win for the people of the 112th District,” Mullins said. “He rendered over a decade of impeccable service to the people of Lackawanna County and has an impressive track record of getting things done.”
Davis will make $60,000 per year as Mullins’ chief of staff.
Parks and Recreation Manager Mark Dougher is serving as acting director of the department, county acting Chief of Staff Donald Frederickson said. Commissioners have not decided if they will advertise the director post, he said.
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