June 26, 2020 10:42:43 AM
The city of Starkville is renewing its search for a new Parks and Recreation executive director after the board of aldermen's first choice declined the position, Mayor Lynn Spruill told The Dispatch.
The board unanimously chose Craig Dolan, the director of recreation in Tarpon Springs, Florida, at its June 16 meeting. Dolan was one of two finalists in a pool of 21 applicants.
The city started re-advertising for the position Monday after Dolan turned down the offer on June 19, Spruill said.
Gerry Logan, the previous parks director, left at the end of March to take a position as Mississippi sales representative with MUSCO Sports Lighting. David D'Aquilla, a member of the design team for Cornerstone Park, has been serving as part-time interim director since March 30.
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