Community services

New Parks, Director of Community Services appointed in Dublin

DUBLIN, CA – Dublin City Manager Linda Smith has announced the appointment of Jaclyn (Jackie) Dwyer as the city’s Director of Parks and Community Services. Dwyer will begin her new role on Friday May 20 and will be introduced to City Council when they meet on June 7, 2022. Dwyer will fill the role vacated by former Dublin Parks and Community Services Director La Shawn Butler . , who retired in March 2022.

Ms. Dwyer has 16 years of experience in recreation services. Her most recent role was as Director of Parks and Recreation for Stanislaus County, California. In this role, she was responsible for 34 public park facilities; oversaw an annual budget of $13.2 million; and led a team of 55 full-time and 50 part-time members. She has also led four major grant-funded projects totaling $6 million. She previously worked as the executive director of the Gettysburg Recreation Authority in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and as a recreation supervisor in the city of Brentwood, California.

Prior to her recreation career, Ms. Dwyer served as an aviation boatswain for the United States Navy. She received a Navy and Marine Corps Medal of Honor for her exemplary service during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

“I am delighted to welcome Jackie Dwyer as Dublin City’s new Director of Parks and Community Services,” said City Manager Linda Smith. “His extensive experience in leisure services will ensure that we can continue to deliver quality programs and services to the Dublin community.” Ms Dwyer joins Dublin City as it embarks on construction of the new 13,000 square foot Cultural Arts Center at Civic Center Dublin and the development of the 8.75 acre Community Park adjacent to the Wallis Ranch Community .

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Dwyer said, “I am thrilled to join such an exciting, diverse and growing community. I can’t wait to get to work and be part of Dublin City’s awesome Parks and Community Services Department. Parks and recreation services are the foundation of a thriving, healthy and happy community, and that spirit is alive and well in Dublin.

Ms. Dwyer received her Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration Management from California State University, East Bay in 2010, and a Master of Arts in Management and Public Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2012.

This press release was produced by the City of Dublin. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.