Recreation, Parks and Community Services
For nearly ten years, Nancy has provided consulting advice to local recreation agencies and nonprofit organizations. Recent projects include assistance to communities in developing strategic plans, master plans and needs assessments in the areas of park development, park and resource management, and recreational services and programs. Nancy has also assisted cities with organizational assessments to ensure that staff remains successful in providing high quality services critical to livable cities. Nancy’s unique background also includes projects and programs that enhance youth and teen relationships to nature and the outdoors, which strengthens community stewardship into the future. Currently, Nancy is employed by the City of Antioch, serving as the Parks and Recreation Director.
In addition to planning and assessment projects, Nancy has been successful in researching, analyzing and securing grant funds from government funding programs and private sector funders. She can assist local agencies and communities in exploring alternative funding opportunities, partnerships and unique collaborations in order to sustain services or introduce new programs.
Prior to her consulting work, Nancy served as the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Oakley, where she created a Parks and Recreation Department for the newly incorporated City. In this capacity, she facilitated and encouraged community involvement, developed a comprehensive parks, recreation and trails master plan, managed park development projects and created a Resource Management Plan to implement quality park and recreation programs. Several of Nancy’s signature programs and services are still provided after 10 years, and they contribute towards a sense of place and community.
Nancy has also served as the Parks and Recreation Director for the Cities of Flagstaff, Arizona and Folsom, California, and the Cameron Park Community Services District in El Dorado County, California. Nancy was also employed by the East Bay Regional Park District for over six years managing areas of interpretive services and education. Her experience and background are well-rounded; she has also worked in county government and state government, as well as served as executive director for regional nonprofit organizations.