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Sycamore Park District hires new recreation director

Meghan Jourden-Messerich
Meghan Jourden-Messerich

SYCAMORE – With the new community recreation center about 10 months away from completion, the Sycamore Park District has hired a superintendent of recreation.

Meghan Jourden-Messerich will start in the position July 17 and will be in charge of overseeing recreational facilities, services and initiatives throughout the park district, according to a news release.

The need for a superintendent of recreation arose with the planning and development of Action 2020 projects, including the community center, splashpad, dog park, sled hill, trail connections, sports complex expansion and golf irrigation system.

For the next several months, Jourden-Messerich will focus on staffing needs for the community center, expanding the district’s program offerings, and determining operations and fees for new facilities, among other duties, according to the release.

Jourden-Messerich earned her bachelor’s degree in travel and tourism management in 2003 from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Before taking the role in Sycamore, she served as the assistant superintendent of recreation for the St. Charles Park District for three years, according to the release.

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