New CSD chief appointed
The El Dorado Community Services District has a new general manager. The board of directors concluded a multi-month search and evaluation process on Thursday, Aug. 16, naming Robert “Brent” Dennis to the post effective Sept. 10.
Dennis, 54, is a landscape architect by trade, and currently wears multiple hats at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, serving as assistant director of park operations and director of both the Conservatory of Flowers and the Botanical Garden, according to park press releases.
He oversaw numerous capital projects, infrastructure upgrades and park improvements, according to a district press release, which also states that he currently oversees a full-time staff of 135, with more than 600 volunteers.
Earlier in his career Dennis managed non-profit botanical gardens in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio, winning numerous awards for park design and beautification while developing management skills in planning and fundraising, he same district press release states.
Dennis will earn $142,500 annually. By comparison, his predecessor, John Skeel, earned $126,000.
Look for a more detailed profile of the new GM and an analysis of his employment contract in an upcoming issue of Village Life.