I just had this internal notice from the city passed on to me:
From: COV Broadcast Server
To: All Staff (COV) – DL
Sent: Mon Jul 19 14:16:17 2010
Subject: COV Broadcast: Announcement of New General Manager of Parks and Recreation (from Park Board Chair, Aaron Jasper and City Manager, Penny Ballem)
Announcement of New General Manager of Parks and Recreation (from Park Board Chair, Aaron Jasper and City Manager, Penny Ballem)The Chair of the Park Board, Aaron Jasper and I are pleased to announce the appointment of Malcolm Bromley as General Manager, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. His appointment follows a national search undertaken by a sub-committee of the Board and confirmation last week by the whole Board.
Malcolm brings over 30 years of experience in parks and recreation management in Ontario, leading high performance teams, delivering quality programs and leading the integration of recreation programs following the amalgamation of several municipalities into the City of Toronto.
Since 2007, Malcolm has served as Director of Community Recreation for the City of Toronto, providing strategic leadership for recreation services across the city including aquatics, ski hills, active living, sport development, community programs and customer service.
Over his career, Malcolm has held supervisory and management positions in parks, forestry and recreation operations in the Ontario cities of Belleville, North York and Toronto. He has also served as a part-time professor at Humber College where he led classes on a range of recreation topics.
A collaborative leader, Malcolm has a reputation as a strong builder of partnerships with other levels of government, the public, community groups and other key stakeholders.
Malcolm’s skills and experience within large municipalities will be invaluable for managing our world renowned parks and recreation facilities. He will begin his new duties in early September.
I would like to take this opportunity to offer thanks and appreciation to Peter Kuran, on behalf of the Park Board and the rest of the City, for the great job he did as Acting General Manager since October, 2009.
Please join me in welcoming Malcolm to Vancouver and to this important role for the City of Vancouver.
Penny BallemCity Manager