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Sisters Parks District Head Resigns

SISTERS, OR -- Sisters Park and Recreation District Executive Director Todd Garrett is stepping down less than four months after taking the job. Board Chair Jeff Tryens tells KBND News, "Todd submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors, and the Board accepted it. July 27th will be his last day and between now and then, he will report to me on wrapping up his employment."

Tryens says he'll be taking on a more active role, starting Monday, "I will - as a volunteer, unpaid, Board representative - will act as the Executive of the SPRD until we're able to find a suitable person to come in and be the interim Executive Director." He adds they'll look for a permanent replacement in the fall, "We're right in the middle of really busy summer schedule where we have camps every day and trips every day, and so it's my job just to kind of keep the ship sailing."
He would not comment on why Garrett chose to leave, "Todd, for his own reasons, decided this was not the right job for him, and he submitted his resignation." It's just latest upheaval for Sisters Parks and Rec; another employee resigned in April and Tryens says it's because she wanted another candidate to be hired as Director instead of Garrett. A second employee who had previously submitted her resignation called the Board Friday, after Garrett's, announcement and withdrew her request.

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