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Hilliard Welcomes New Director of Recreation and Parks

New Rec and Parks director being sworn in

Mayor Don Schonhardt welcomed Edgar Merritt, the City’s new Director of Recreation and Parks, at yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony. In this position, Merritt will oversee the entire Recreation and Parks Department which includes 26 parks, a community center, senior center, two pools and various community programs.

Merritt brings with him over 20 years of experience in the Recreation and Parks industry – most recently serving as the Director of Parks and Recreation of the Village of Obetz. He has also served as a Recreation Supervisor for the City of Kettering and as the Recreation Superintendent for the City of Grove City. Merritt graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green University, where he also played football. He has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Dayton.

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