City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:021518
City Announces Stephen Scott as Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine
Kevin Lee, Interim Public Affairs Officer
City Manager’s Office

Today, Long Beach City Manager, Patrick H. West, named Stephen Scott as the interim director of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) effective February 24, 2018. The City will conduct a national recruitment for the next director of Parks, Recreation and Marine.

“Stephen is already integral to the Parks team, and has made a positive impact on the many community-focused projects, programs and initiatives the department has initiated over the last few years,” said City Manager Patrick H. West. “Stephen’s working knowledge of the department and leadership skills will be a great asset to the City as we search for a new director.”

Mr. Scott is currently the deputy director for PRM, and has previously served the City as the interim director. He previously was the customer services manager in the Department of Technology and Innovation; assistant to the city manager; and administrative analyst in the City’s Budget Office. Mr. Scott holds a Master’s Degree in Public Management from the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a Long Beach resident. Mr. Scott will not be a candidate for the director of PRM position.

On January 25, the City announced that Marie Knight, current director of PRM, accepted a position with the City of Huntington Beach as the director of community services. Her last day with the City of Long Beach will be February 23, 2018.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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