CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The City of Cedar Rapids is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Hock as Parks and Recreation Director. In his new role as Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Director, Hock will provide executive leadership, administration and direction of the operational, financial, personnel, and capital improvement activities of the Parks and Recreation Department which includes Recreation, Parks, Ushers Ferry Historical Village and Golf. Hock is scheduled to begin in his new role on July 9, 2018.
Hock is currently the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Davenport, Iowa. Prior to his current position, he served as Assistant Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Urbandale, and held Parks and Recreation management positions in Ames, Iowa, Kansas City, Kansas, and Shenandoah, Iowa. During his over 20 year career in the field of parks and recreation, he has been involved with a wide variety of related projects and programs, including park planning, facility management, recreation programing, and special event development.
“Scott brings quality leadership skills and management experience to the City of Cedar Rapids,” said Jeff Pomeranz, Cedar Rapids City Manager. “I look forward to building on the success of the Parks and Recreation department under his leadership.”
Hock holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Leisure Studies and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Iowa State University.
Hock is looking forward to joining the Cedar Rapids team later this summer stating, “Cedar Rapids is one of the premier cities in the mid-west and I am excited to build on the great foundation that is already in place within the Parks and Recreation Department.”