Online survey gauges public’s thoughts on next parks executive

The opportunity for public input on the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s next superintendent has begun.

The Park Board today launched an online survey gauging residents on the qualities they want to see in the successor to Superintendent Jon Gurban. It will be open through April 28. Click here.

Similarly, a 24-hour phone line has been set up to take comments. Call 230-6591.

The board also is expected to take input at two of its upcoming meetings, April 21 and May 5. Public hearings are scheduled for 5:45 p.m. both days at the board’s headquarters, 2117 W. River Road.

Andrea Sims, who is coordinating the superintendent search with the Waters-Oldani Executive Recruitment firm, has developed a timeline that matches the board’s goal to hire someone in September. Gurban’s last day is June 30, while an interim superintendent, David Fisher, is scheduled to be in place July 1 through Oct. 31.

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