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New Chesterton Park Assistant Superintendent is Shane Griffin

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The Chesterton Park Department has--for the first time--an assistant superintendent.

At their meeting Tuesday night, members voted unanimously, on Superintendent Bruce Mathias recommendation, to appoint Shane Griffin to the position, effective April 1.

Griffin has a degree in outdoor recreation and resource management from Indiana University and comes to the Chesterton Park Department from the National Park Service, where since 2002 hes worked as a seasonal and then a permanent staffer at Indiana Dunes National Park.

Griffin told the Chesterton Tribune after the meeting that his most recent posting at Indiana Dunes National Park has been in interpretation and outreach/education but that hes worked a variety of assignments: with the road and trail crew, the fire crew, in fee collection, and in maintenance.

Griffin was also born and raised in Chesterton.

I think youre going to bring a lot of positivity to the Park Department, Member Candy Tucker said. And Im really excited to have you on board.

Im excited too, Griffin said.

Late last year the board began the search for an assistant superintendent, with an eye to grooming someone to succeed Mathias at such time as he decides to retire.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

In other business, members voted unanimously to authorize the Duneland Exchange Club to place a banner promoting Child Abuse Prevention Month--April--on the bandstand in Thomas Centennial Park.

The banner will go up on April 1 and be removed by April 30.



Posted 3/6/2019




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