SPRINGFIELD — Willamalane Park and Recreation District announces the appointment of Dr. Johnny Lake to the board of directors. Director Lake was sworn in as a board member on March 14, at a special board meeting to finalize the appointment.
He was selected through an application and interview process to fill the open position left by former director Denise Bean. The district received 13 applications.
Director Lake brings his experience as an educator, trainer, consultant, and community leader to the board. He has a long history of guiding government agencies, professionals, and organizations specializing in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
“As we advance into the challenges of the 21st century, the diversity of our community will prove to be an asset, resource, and strength. A strong and healthy community benefits us all,” Lake said.
This appointed seat and two others on the board will be on the ballot in the upcoming May special election.