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12/13/2017 General
City of Boca Names Michael Kalvort Recreations Services Director

BOCA RATON, FLA – December 8, 2017- The City of Boca Raton announced that Michael J. Kalvort, CPRE, has been named Recreation Services Director. Most recently having served as Parks and Recreation Director for Virginia Beach, VA, Kalvort brings 25 years of industry experience to the role.

Kalvort will inherit the management and supervision of the City’s 46 parks, two miles of public beaches and approximately 800 department employees. The Recreation Services Department manages the City’s beautification and irrigation division, two libraries, two golf courses, tennis, aquatics, athletic programs and fields, community center programs, classes and special events.

No stranger to Florida, Kalvort began his career in Broward County and has also worked on the west coast of the state.

“Although I’ve had the opportunity to work in different parts of the country, much of my career has been spent along the Florida coast, both east and west. The region is not only beautiful, but familiar to me, so I look forward to making Boca Raton my new home and working collaboratively with our citizens, volunteers, and elected officials.”

With several major waterfront parks undergoing renovation within the next few years, Kalvort joins the Recreation Services Department during a time of growth and change.

“Michael brings tremendous experience in operations and project planning,” commented Mike Woika, Assistant City Manager. “Projects including the Waterfront Master Plan, Hillsboro-El Rio Park, Lake Wyman Park and Red Reef Park are all in the planning and development stages, and Michael’s expertise will be a great asset as those projects are designed and come to fruition. It’s part of an exciting new chapter for Recreation Services.”

As past Chair of the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Revenue Development and Management School and outgoing Chair of NRPA’s Leadership Development and Administrator’s Network, Kalvort, who holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University, remains active in NPRA and brings experience, leadership and vision to the Department Director role.

A true full service city, Boca Raton offers pristine beaches, beautiful parks and landscaping, recreational amenities, a low tax rate, a low crime rate, cultural programs and activities, and a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and hotels. Consistently ranked as one of America’s best cities in which to live, work, learn and play, it’s no surprise that Boca Raton is known as the “City Within a Park.”

For more information about the Recreation Services Department, please www.myboca.us or call 561-393-7810. Park hours, permits, class and athletic registration information can be found in the Department’s Recreator.