First Selectman Jayme Stevenson has announced that Pamela Gery, a professional with 19 years in the parks and recreation industry, has been named Parks and Recreation Director for the Town of Darien. Gery served for four years as Parks, Recreation and Beach Front Director for the Town of Westbrook before becoming the Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of North Branford where she has been serving since 2000.

"Her skills will be an excellent complement to our exceptional Parks and Recreation staff.," said Stevenson in a written statement announcing the hiring.

Parks and Recreation Commission Chair Mary Flynn endorsed the decision. "Ms. Gery comes to Darien at an exciting time when the Commission is beginning its work on developing the Short Lane Property at Weed Beach and also identifying our goals for the next decade," Flynn said. "Her experience and expertise will be invaluable to the department and to the Commission."

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