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6A - Matters from the Department: Jamie Sabbach introduction & welcomeCity of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department MEMORANDUM TO: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board FROM: Jan Geden, CPRP, Director of Parks and Recreation Sarah DeSouza, Parks and Racreation Administratar SUBJECT: MatCers from the Department DATE: March 25, 20U3 Introduction of Jarnie Sahbach Staff would like to introduce Jamie Sabbach, the new Recreation Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Ms. Sabbach's resume has been included for the Board's perusal as Attachment A. Attachments: Attachment A- Jamie Sabbach's resume Parks and Recreation...The Benefits Are Endless! TM ~GENDA ITEM #_V j -~1 , PAGE I Attachment A Jamie S. Sabbach, CPRP 2505 Rainbow Avenue Bloomington, Illinois 61704 309-662-4891 Professional Exaeriences Instructional Assistant Professor Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois August 2001 - present • Teach undergraduate courses (12 credit hour load) in recreation and park administration program within the School of Kinesiology and Recreation. Classes include Planning and Design of Recreation Facilities, Advanced Programming and Recreation Program Planning, Community Recreation, and Introduction to Recreation and Leisure. Director of Recreation & Community Services City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Bloomington, Indiana January 1997 - July 2001 . • Supervision and leadership of 16 full-time staff including program directors, program supervisors and specialists, custodians, and part-time/seasonal staff (200 annually). • Overall direction and operation of recreation/community centers, facilities and 1200 acre natural resource area. • Overall direction of activities and services offered through the Department including community events, youth/teen, adult, family, and senior services, and natural resource management. • Administrative responsibility for youth/teen prevention/intervention program grant totaling $460,000 annually, and for sustainability beyond demonstration grant period. • Research and identify potential partnerships and colfaborations with service providers within the Bloomington community to add or enhance services and eliminate duplication of services toward efficient operations. • Created an inclusive recreation division to focus on accommodating the needs of community members with disabilities. • Oversee contractual facility construction and enhancement projects. • Research, identify and write grants to sustain current department projects and create new opportunities. • Public relation functions involving presentations, committees, and interaction with individuals, groups, and organizations within the Bloomington community. • Staff liaison to a variety of community organizations and to the Bloomington City Council. • Responsible for risk management policies, procedures and trainings. • Maintain fiscal control within a department budget of $6.5M. Facilities/Program Manager Champaign Park District, Champaign, Illinois April 1991-January 1997 • Overall direction of multi-purpose facilities, community centers, aquatics facilities, athletic facilities, concessions operations, an indoor tennis facility, a lake and boathouse, and a children's farm. • Supervision of full-time facility directors, program supervisors, and custodians, and part-time staff. • Overall direction of District-wide programs including youth, adult, and senior special inierest, special evenis, selected sports, and health and fitness. ,4GENDA 17EM # ~l- , PAGE a. • Community wide special event and program planning, implementation, and evaluation. • Public relations functions involving presentations, committees, and interaction with individuals, groups, and organizations within the Champaign-Urbana area. • Satety Coordinator for the District to include responsibility for all safety related issues such as trainings and recommendation of risk management policies and guidelines. • Maintained fiscal control within a variety of facility and program budgets. Regional Director/Commissioner Amateur Softball Association, Champaign, Illinois January 1990-January 1997 • Planned and organized district and state tournaments which brought in excess of $350,Q00 annually to the Champaign economy. • Public relations functions such as developing and maintaining relations with many local businesses and organizations by recruiting them as sponsors and donors of the tournaments. • Acted as chairperson for a committee of five area commissioners. • Produced and published all printed materials such as tournament guides. • Recruited and scheduled volunteer and paid staff. • Maintained communications with state and national ASA offices. Acting Director ofi Recreation Champaign Park District, Champaign, Illinois May-October 1994 • Responsibilities included overseeing all facets of the recreation department, . Supervision of all full-time and part-time recreation sYaff (300 staff annually). . Overall responsibility for all program and event planning, facility operations, and marketing functions. • Fiscal accountability within a department budget of $9M. Sports Program Coordinator Champaign Park District, Champaign, Illinois, September 1988-April 1991 • Planned, implemented, and evaluated sports programs and special events. • Hired and supervised program staff, volunteers and contractual personnel • Developed and implemented sports training programs for coaches and parents. • Pertormed public relations functions with individuals, groups, and organizations within the Champaign area. • Prepared news releases and brochure copy. • Maintained fiscal control within assigned program budgets. Professionai Involvement National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), 1988-Present • American Park and Recreation Society (APRS) President, 2002-2003 • American Park and Recreation Society (APRS) President-Elect, 2001-2002 ~ APRS/SPRE Research Roundtable Task Force, 2001-Present • National Council on Accreditation Visitor, 2000-Present • APRS Executive Committee, 1997-present • APRS/Student Branch Joint Committee Chair, 1999-2002 • APRS Membership Committee, 1996-1998, 2001-2002 • APRS Board of Directors, Great Lakes Region Representative, 19974000 Term • APRS Recreation Programmers Division Chair, 1997-99; Chair Elect, 1996~ 97; Secretary/Treasurer, 1995-96 /1GENDA ITEM #~_, PAGE "2 ~ APRS Nominations Committee, 1998-1999 • APRS Education/Information Committee, 1994-98 • APRS Recreation Programmers Division Resource Pool Chair, 1994-97 • Indiana Park and Recreation Association, 1997-Present • Conference Planning Committee, 1998-1999 • Indiana University Executive Development Program Board of Trustees, 1998-Present • Illinois Park and Recreation Association, 1988-98 ~ Board of Directors, 1997-99 Term (elected} • College/University Relations Committee, 1995-97 • Facility & Recreation Programming Section Member, 1991-97 ~ Recreation Programming Section's Central/Southern fiepresentative, 1995- 96 7erm • Central Illinois Recreation Council for Leisure Experiences (CIRCLE), 1991-97 • President, 1995; • President-Elect, 1994; • Board Member, 1993-97 • University of Illinois Department of Leisure Studies Budget Review Panel Member, 1991 • Illinois Park and Recreation Association's Athletic Advisory Board Member, 1988-90 Honors/Awards • City of Bloomington Community Council on Accessibility - Human Services Award, 2000 • NRPA/APRS PresidenYs Award, 1999 • NRPA/APRS Young Professional of the Year - Meritorious Service Award, 1998 • National Recreation and Park Association's Professional Fellowship Recipient, 1995 • Illinois Park and Recreation Association's AI Hattendorf Professional of the Year, 1994 Communitv Invoivement • Commission for powntown Bloomington (Indiana) Board of Directors, 2001-2003 term • Bloomington (Indiana) Community Accessibility Task Force, 1999-Present • Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County (Indiana), 1998-Present • Governor of Indiana's Millennium Task Force - Youth Development, 1998-Present • Monroe County (Indiana) Community School Corporation's Franklin Initiative Steering Committee, 1998-Present • Ethics Trainer, Nationa! Character Counts Coalition, 1996-Present • Rotarian, Savoy, Illinois; 1995-96 • Campaign Consultant, United Way of Champaign County, Illinois; 1995-96 • Sports Commission Member, Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; 1995-96 • Team Recruitment Chair, Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Champaign, Illinois; 1995-96 Certifications • Josephson Institute of Ethics' Character Counisl Graduate, 1996-Present • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, Illinois and Indiana Park and Recreation Associations & National Recreation and Park Association, 1994-Present • Amateur Softball Association Umpire, 1991-Present • National Swimming Pool ~oundation Pool/Spa Operator, y991-Present AGENDA ITEM # V, r"{~ , pAGE ~~ • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification, 1986-Present • American Sports Education Program Youth Sports Director Workshop Faculty, National Fiecreation and Park Association, 1996-1999 Professional Presentations/Development & Instruction The Measure of Our True Character -Ethics and Values June 2002 Woodhaven Association Sub~ette, Illinois April 2002 Indiana University Executive Development Program Angola, Indiana March 2002 Texas Recreation and Park Society's State Conference Abilene, Texas April 2001 Indiana University Executive Development Program Angola, Indiana January 2001 lllinois Park and Recreation Association's Success Summit Peoria, Illinois December 2000 City of Dayton Leadership Staff Training Dayton, Ohio October 2000 Illinois Park and Recreation Association's Success Summit Rockford, Illinois August 2000 Ohio Park and Recreation Association's Regional Conference Strongsville, Ohio April 2000 Indiana University Executive Development Program Angola, Indiana February 2000 Ohio Park and Recreation Association's State Conference Cincinnati, Ohio February 2000 Texas Recreation and Park Association's State Conference South Padre Island, Texas January 2000 Illinois Park and Recreation Association's State Conference Chicago, Illinois November 1999 W isconsin Park and Recreation Association's State Conference Appleton, Wisconsin March 1999 New Jersey Recreation and Park Association's State Conference Atlantic City, New Jersey January 1999 Nevada Recreation and Park Society's State Conference Las Vegas, Nevada November 1998 National Recreation and Park Association's Youth Development Conference Lancaster, Pennsylvania February 1998 National Recreation and Park Association's Mid Year Forum Washington, D.C. July 1997 City of Bloomington's Staff Training Bloomington, Indiana Manaainp Risk- Safe Funl June 2002 University of Iflinois Rural Recreation Development Project Urbana, Illinois State University Motivational Madness November 2001 Illinois Park and Recreation Association's University Carol Stream, illinois AGENDA ITEM # ~ I-l~ , pAGE ~ Makinp Enlicrhtened Decisions -The Evaluation Process April 2001 Clark County Parks and Recreation Department Staff Training Las Vegas, Nevada The Conflict Resolution Revolution January 2002 Illinois Park and Recreation Association's State Conference Chicago, Illinois October 2001 Elmhurst Park District Staff Training Elmhurst, Illinois April 2001 Clark County Parks and Recreation Department Staff Training Las Vegas, Nevada November 2000 W isconsin Park and Recreation Association's State Conference Appleton, Wisconsin Stratepic Plannina April 2001 Clark County Parks and Recreation Department Staff Training Las Vegas, Nevada The GI's to the Y's - The Generational Divide October 2002 National Recreation and Park Association's Congress Tampa, Florida February 2001 Nevada Recreation and Park Society's State Conference Las Vegas, Nevada Rated PG 50...Mature Audiences Onlv-Servina Older Adults January 2002 Illinois Park and Recreation Associat'ron's State Conference Chicago, Illinois February 2001 Nevada Recreation and Park Society's State Conference Las Vegas, Nevada The Dream Team - Leadershia/Coachina in the Workplace October 2000 Illinois Park and Recreation Association's Success Summit Rockford, Illinois August 2000 Ohio Park and Recreation Association's Regional Conference Strongsville, Ohio February 2000 Ohio Park and Recreation Association's State Conference Cincinnati, Ohio Outside the Box - Creative and Innovative Proqramminq May 2000 Ohio Park and Recreation Association's Regional Conference Strongsville, Ohio November 1999 NRPA's Great Lakes Region's Programming Our World (POW) Innovative Programming Conference Lake Geneva, Wisconsin March 1999 New Jersey Recreation and Park Association's State Conference Atlantic City, New Jersey January 1999 Nevada Recreation and Park Society's State Conference Las Vegas, Nevada Leadershin -A Two Wav Sfreet October 1997 National Recreation and Park Association's Congress Salt Lake City, Utah AGENDA ITEM # V~ "~ , PAGE~ NRPA's Youth Sport Director's Workshop October 1997 National Recreation and Park Association's Congress Salt Lake City, Utah October 1996 National Recreation and Park Association's Congress Kansas City, Missouri NRPA's Bevond Fun and Games April 1996 Gateway "At Risk Youth" Conference St. Louis, Missouri Leadershiq Techniaues January 1996 Illinois Park & Recreation Association's State Conference Chicago, Illinois Planninq Special Events/Creative Proqramminq June 1995 Illinois Rural Recreation Development Program University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois Desipn and Planninp of Aecreation Facilities, Spring 1995 Eastern Illinois University Department of Leisure Studies Charleston, Illinois Innnvafinn In Facilifv Manapemenf January 1994 Illinois Park & Recreation Association's State Conference Chicago, Illinois Publications • "Ma~aging for Positive Work Environments", Illinois Parks and Recreation Magazine, May/June 2002 • Programmers Information Network (PIN}, American Park and Recreation Society, Co- Editor, 1997-2002 • "Students - Tomorrow's Professionals", American Park and Recreation Society, Keeping You Current, Spring, 2000 • "CLP - W haYs That and How Do I Become One"?, American Park and Recreation Society, Keeping You Current, Spring, 1999 • "Inspire Their InvestmenP', American Park and Recreation Society, Keeping You Currenf, Spring Issue, 1997 and Municipal Administration Branch - Ontario, Canada, Executive News, Fall 1997 Education Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana Post-Graduate coursework, 1998-2000 Recreation and Park Administration/Public Administration Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois Master of Science Degree, August 1988 Sports Administration Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, illinois Bachelor of Science Degree, May 1986 Physical Education (major), Business Administration/Coaching (minors) ~1GENDA ITEM #~I ~~, ~AGE~ Jamie S. Sabbach, CPRP Additional Accomplishments and Completed Projects ^ Elected to the position of President-elect of the American Park and Recreation Society (largest professional branch of the National Recreation and Park Association). 2002 ^ Co-authored the professional journal article, "Managing for Positive Work Environments" for Illinois Park and Recreation Magazine. 2002 ^ Facilitated a strategic action plan and work plan for the Clark County (NV) Parks and Recreation Department. 2001 ^ Researched, proposed and implemented an Inclusive Recreation Division for the City of Bloomington, Indiana, designed to meet the recreational desires and needs of those community members with disabilities. This program area was one of only three in the state of Indiana. 2000-2001 Initiated and led the management process for the Bloomington (INj Parks and Recreation Department to become a CAPRA accredited agency. 2000-2001 ^ Proposed giving strategies that enhanced the Bloomington (IN) Parks and Recreation Foundation's Youth Scholarship Program resulting in a 925% increase over four years in scholarship funds available for community youth to participate in recreational programs and services. 1998-2001 Established partnerships with a variety of public, commercial and NPO's resulting in less duplication of services and responsible use of tax dollars. Partnerships were with agencies such as Monroe County Community School Corporation, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA of Monroe County, Waidron Arts Center, Indiana University, special interest clubs and others. 1997-2001 ^ Wrote and received a$150,000 historic preservation grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation office to refurbish a 1915 school converted into a community center. 2000 AGENDA I7EM #_V~,-F~ , pAG~~ ^ Initiated a complementary strategic action plan specifically for the Recreation Division of the Bloomington (IN) Parks and Recreation Department. 1999- 2000 ^ Established subsidy levels for Bloomington (IN) Parks and Recreation's recreation programs and services while meeting all established levels within a three year period. 1998-2000 ^ Wrote and received a$2,500 grant from the Cinergy Energy Company for a Youth Character Development Program. 1998 ^ Wrote the NSGA Gold Medal finalist application for the Bloomington (IN) Parks and Recreation Department. 1998 ^ Co-wrote and received a$1.35 million grant from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention in Washington D.C. to manage a high-risk youth, ATOD (alcohol, tobacco, other drug) prevention program for a three year demonstration period. 1997-1999 Managed the $1.3 million renovation of a 24,000 square foot federal building converted into a cultural arts facility for the Champaign (IL) Park District. 1994 • Opened a six court, indoor tennis facility transferred from the University of Illinois to the Champaign (IL) Park District. 7992 Opened a 50 meter, Olympic sized aquatics facility with two waterslide flumes transferred from a private investor to the Champaign (IL) Park District. 1991 AGENDA ITEM # vl -I~ , PAGE ~