City to welcome new Parks & Recreation Director

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The City of Lawton has selected Jeffery Temple of Colorado Springs, Colorado, as Parks & Recreation Director. His tenure will begin Nov. 30.

Temple brings more than 20 years of combined experience in municipal, military and private sectors. As the Parks & Recreation director, he will oversee more than 60 employees in eight divisions, as well as multiple City facilities and sites.

"We are looking forward to Jeff joining our team during this exciting time," said City Manager Michael Cleghorn. "His experience, passion and ambition will help to continue driving our city forward."

Temple will also take lead on continued coordination of the Master Parks Plan currently underway and made possible with the passage of the 2020 "PROPEL" CIP. This document, once completed, will offer data, insight and recommendations for a long-term plan of advancement in regard to the area parks, recreational projects and departmental initiatives of Parks & Recreation.  


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