Wil Smith becomes director of Parks and Recreation

St Johns County Administrator Michael Wanchick nominated Wil Smith for a promotion today — from interim director of the Recreation and Parks Department to Department Director; making permanent his role in the department after the resignation of Troy Blevins last October.

Smith joined the County in 1997 and was promoted through the Recreation and Parks Department assuming the role of assistant director in 2007.

A graduate of Flagler College, he holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation management and has an extensive background in operational programming and grants management.

“St. Johns County is fortunate to have someone with Wil’s experience, leadership and educational background who can seamlessly assume the leadership role within the Recreation and Parks Department,” Wanchick said of Smith.

Commission chairman, Mark Miner, echoed Wanchick’s support for Smith. Then, after a few brief comments, the commission voted 5-0 to approve the promotion for Smith.

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