For Immediate Release

City of Saco Hires a Parks and Recreation Director
Sommer will join the team mid-January, 
pending City Council Confirmation 
Photo provided courtesy of Ryan Sommer. 
SACO, Maine - The City of Saco is pleased to announce its recent hire of Ryan Sommer, who will join the Saco Parks and Recreation team as Director in mid-January, pending City Council confirmation on January 2nd.
"We are excited to have Ryan Sommer join our phenomenal senior leadership team and talented Parks and Recreation staff," said Kevin Sutherland, Saco City Administrator.  "His experience matches the needs of our growing community and will strengthen an already great team."
"I look forward to continuing to build new programs and working with the excellent staff in the Parks and Recreation Department," said Sommer. "They are dedicated and take pride in the work they do and it shows by all the wonderful programs that are being offered today."
Sommer comes to the City of Saco from the Community Center in North Conway, New Hampshire, where he served as Executive Director for the past twelve years.  In this role, Sommer was successful in funding the construction of a new multi-generational community center through grant monies and other fund-raising efforts. Sommer has also previously held the position of Community Service Director for the community of Ogunquit, Maine, as well as five years as a Recreation Technician for the City of Saco.

" I am excited about coming back to work for the city where my career began in Parks and Recreation," said Sommer. "I felt like my heart was always here.  To be able to return and lead the Parks and Recreation Department will be a dream come true."
Saco Parks and Recreation Department
The Saco Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to creating and providing active and passive recreational opportunities in order to promote social, cultural and physical well being and improve the quality of life for all present and future Saco residents and its visitors. We strive to provide safe well maintained parks, facilities, beaches and a healthy Urban Forest in addition to professional high quality programs and services that respond to changing needs within our community.
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