Leadership change at parks department

2014-06-06T21:28:00Z Leadership change at parks departmentContributed by the Mayor's office nwitimes.com
June 06, 2014 9:28 pm  • 

LAPORTE | Brian Niksch has resigned his position as superintendent of the LaPorte Parks and Recreation Department.

Mark Schreiber, who has served for the past two years as the recreation programming director, will be stepping into the position immediately but his appointment will be pending Park Board approval. The board will be discussing the approval at their regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, June 11.

Prior to serving as the recreation director, Schreiber served nine years at the LaPorte County Family YMCA as the senior program director. He served on the Park Foundation Board for three years and with the Babe Ruth Youth Baseball program for 15 years in multiple capacities including president and member of the Board of Directors. He is currently the president of the LaPorte Kiwanis Club.

“We thank Mr. Niksch for the numerous innovations and advancements that he brought to the LaPorte Parks and Recreation Department,” said LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo.

“While there is always an adjustment period after a transition of leadership, I am confident that with Mr. Schreiber’s leadership and the professionalism, expertise and dedication that is characteristic of every Park Department employee, that the beautiful parks and exciting programs that are so engrained in our personality as a community will continue to invite LaPorteans and visitors alike to visit and enjoy our outstanding facilities and programs.”

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