Eight months after longtime Gering Parks and Recreation Director Ron Ernst retired, a new face has been selected to take over the department.
Today it was announced that Amy Seiler has been hired as the new Director of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services for the City of Gering. Seiler is a long-time Gering resident, and has spent the last seven years with the Nebraska Forest Service as a Western Community Forestry Specialist.
“Amy has the skills and experience to provide the leadership, vision and creativity necessary to advance our parks and recreation services and opportunities while also leveraging the public-private partnerships the City enjoys with community entities,” said City Administrator Lane Danielzuk.
Seiler will oversee the department, its eight full-time employee and a nearly $5 million budget. The Gering Parks and Recreation Department also has roughly 55 part-time and seasonally employees that will be under her leadership.
In addition to Gering’s 12 parks, the department is responsible for maintaining Monument Shadows Golf Course, Oregon Trail Ballpark, Five Rocks Amphitheater, Robidoux RV Park and the cemetery.
Seiler is expected to begin her duties on January 7th.