M P R B Press Release re New Superintendent Search

The following MPRB News Release provides information on how the public can provide input
on desired qualifications for the next superintendent:

MPRB News Release. Park Board seeks public input regarding qualities of next superintendent

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is conducting a search for a new superintendent and is providing the public with several opportunities to give input on what they think are important qualities to seek in a new superintendent.

The following public input opportunities are available:

Survey – An online survey is available April 14-28 at www.minneapolisparks.org (click on the 2010 Superintendent Search button on the left side of the home page). Survey documents are available weekdays at the MPRB customer service area: 612-230-6400 or 2117 West River Road. Surveys are also available at all 49 MPRB recreation centers. Surveys in Spanish, Somali and Hmong will be available by Friday, April 16.

Public Input Sessions – Public input sessions are scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays, April 21, and May 5, as part of the regular scheduled Board meetings. The sessions will be held in the board room at MPRB headquarters, 2117 West River Road.

Phone Line – A 24-hour phone line will be available from April 14-28 at 612-230-6591 to leave comments via voicemail.

Last month, Park Commissioners selected a search firm to conduct a national search for the next superintendent. Superintendent Jon Gurban will be leaving the Park Board at the end of his contract on June 30, 2010.

Additional information about the superintendent search process and schedule are available at www.minneapolisparks.org.