Sabrina Taylor Schmitt has been promoted to Recreation department manager for Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. She replaces Eric Owens, who is set to retire on Aug. 31.
With the district since 2005, Taylor Schmitt held a variety of supervisory positions in both the Aquatics and Recreation departments. As center supervisor for the Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center, she developed an annual Diversity Calendar to celebrate the district’s wide-ranging cultures. Taylor Schmitt also championed Fitness in the Park and Walk with Me, two innovative programs which bring free fitness opportunities to the community.
“Sabrina’s dedication to creating welcoming environments for all of our patrons, her ability to build strong teams, and her extensive recreation background made her an ideal choice for this position,” says Aisha Panas, director of Park & Recreation Services.
Taylor Schmitt will move into this role on August 16. Her new responsibilities include overseeing programming and fiscal management of the department. Taylor Schmitt also plans to explore new programming and expand on existing offerings, such as before and after school services.
“I’m passionate about removing barriers to participation and improving accessibility for everyone in our community,” she says. “What we do helps the lives of the citizens we serve.”
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 250,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
Keith Watson, CPRP
Community Programs Manager
|Date: August 20, 2018
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