|Superintendent of Recreation Jill Geller named Interim Executive Director of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District|
The Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners has appointed Superintendent of Recreation Jill Geller to serve as the agency’s interim executive director upon the retirement of Executive Director Michael Meadors on Dec. 20. The appointment was made at the board’s regular monthly meeting on Nov 20.
Geller will serve in the interim capacity until the board hires a new executive director after the first of the year. Recruitment to fill the vacancy began on Nov. 25, and the district’s human resources department will be accepting applications for the position through Jan. 14. The position’s job description and application instructions are available at www.jcprd.com/park_admin/employment.cfm.
Geller, a resident of Olathe, has been employed by the district for 30 years and has served as superintendent of recreation for the past 10 years. In that role, she leads a division that generates annual revenues in excess of $14 million and employs 94 full-time and over 1,000 part-time employees.
She was directly involved in the acquisition and development of JCPRD’s newest recreation facilities - New Century Fieldhouse and Mill Creek Activity Center. Prior to her tenure as superintendent, she was the first Executive Director of the Kansas City Corporate Challenge, facilitating an increase in participation in that corporate games event from 33 companies to 162 companies during her 17 year tenure.
She is an active member of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association, and served as president of the association in 2010. Recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE), Geller was recently appointed by the Kansas Governor’s Council on Fitness to serve as a Physical Activity Champion for Johnson County.