of Goodyear, Arizona
Immediate Release: Dec. 22, 2008
Goodyear names new Parks
and Recreation Director
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (Dec. 22, 2008) – The city of Goodyear has named
Michael Svetz as the new Parks and Recreation Director.
has more than 17 years of experience. He has a Bachelor of Science in Sport
Management and a Master of Science in Sport Administration, both of which he
earned from Miami University. He comes to us from Virginia where he has been
the Director of Parks and Recreation since 2000, and is currently serving the
City of Charlottesville and a population of 275,000.
Svetz has been a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional through the National Recreation and Parks
Association since 1997. He has served on the Ohio Parks and Recreation
Association, Board of Directors from 2001 to 2004. He currently serves as the vice
president of the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society, where he has been a
member since 2004. This year Svetz was nominated by the National Recreation
and Parks Association for the National Professional of the Year Award.
Svetz was born and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio area. His wife, Amy, is from the Cincinnati area. They have two children:
nine-year-old Jack and seven-year-old Rachel. Svetz’s interests include
baseball and golf.
Svetz will officially join the City
of Goodyear in early 2009.