Mayor Rawlings-Blake Appoints New Parks Director

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore has a new director of its department of recreation and parks.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday that she has named Ernest W. Burkeen Jr. the director of the department. Burkeen’s appointment is effective Dec. 17.

Burkeen has worked in parks departments for more than 30 years. He previously headed parks departments in Detroit, Fort Lauderdale and, most recently, Miami.

Burkeen has a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in recreation administration, also from Michigan State. His salary will be $125,000.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live