Brookings names new Parks, Recreation and Forestry Dept. Director

The City of Brookings has a new Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department Director. Kristin Zimmerman comes to Brookings from Kingman, Arizona where she served as the Mohave County Parks administrator for nearly three years.

She has nearly 25 years in the parks and recreation field, having also worked in Maryland and Missouri.

Zimmerman says grew up in Iowa and is looking forward to returning to the Midwest.

She was chosen from the two-dozen applicants following a nationwide recruitment process.

Deputy City Manager Jacob Meshke has been serving as interim director of the department since the position was vacated last October.

Zimmerman begins her employment with the City Tuesday.


May 25, 2023