City Parks & Recreation Director

Richard M. Loftis
2323 Kinney Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-5146


Professional government leader with experience running city Parks and Recreation Department. Qualified to manage construction, landscaping and park maintenance. Able to work with employees at all levels of the department. Able to lead city planning and development efforts. Expertise in budgeting and financial planning.
Professional Experience

State of Massachusetts

1984 – Present

State of Massachusetts

1999 – Present
Interim Parks and Recreation Director
• Oversee a staff of 25 Parks Department employees a variety of volunteers and community boards.
• Manage all daily administration associated with the Parks and Recreation Departments.
• Coordinate with the  Parks Advisory Board.

State of Massachusetts

1997 – 1999
Parks Supervisor
• Visited parks and facilities statewide to determine needs and budgetary requirements. Oversaw a $500,000 annual budget. Approved all maintenance and budget needs.
• Oversaw installation of automated irrigation system.
• Led public relations and media inquiries.
• Prepared disaster emergency plans.
• Division received safety and excellence awards.

State of Massachusetts

1992 – 1997
Street and Garage Department
• Supervised road maintenance and repair and city vehicle care.
• Supervised 25 full-time employees.

State of Massachusetts

1989 – 1992
Garage Department
• Prepared budgets for division.
• Automated records.
• Developed a Preventative Maintenance initiative to lessen downtime.
• Established an upgrade program to ensure safety of vehicles.
• Procured all new equipment and vehicles.

State of Massachusetts

1984 – 1989
Mechanic II
• Supervised 10 mechanics.
• Implemented a training program.

•    OSHA Certification
•    Certified by Department of Environmental Regulations
•    Emissions System Inspector
•    International Municipal Signal Association
•    DOT Certification
•    Work Zone Specialist
•    ASE Certified
•    CPR and First Aid Certified
•    CDL Certified

Vocational Technical Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic

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