Gary Packan

Gary Packan

Gary Packan, Assistant Director, has worked in municipal government since 1996 primarily in the Parks and Recreation field. Packan graduated from Bowling Green State University with Bachelors degree in Recreation Administration and a Masters degree in Education with a focus in Recreation and Leisure Services.

Packan has worked for the cities of Kettering, Bowling Green, Huron and Sandusky, Ohio before joining the City of Arlington in 2007. In his role of Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation - Enterprise Programs, he oversees four golf courses, Arlington Tennis Center, Forestry and Beautification, Marketing and Enterprise Development and Rental and Lake Services business units. In his role in Arlington, as well in prior positions, he has always had a focus on improving revenue opportunities for the agencies in which he has been employed.

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Creating Your List: A Note from Gary Packan

It was a pleasure meeting so many great parks and recreation professionals at the annual NRPA Congress in Charlotte, North Carolina, last week. Whether you were attending the inaugural Brand+Aid Institute or the general sessions, the craving for knowledge was present which is exactly what our industry needs.

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