The City of Cupertino is pleased to announce the hiring of Joanne Magrini as the new Director of Parks and Recreation. She will start on June 1, 2020.

“We are thrilled to have Joanne join us in Cupertino,” City Manager Deborah L. Feng said. “Her experience and positive energy will be a wonderful addition to our Parks and Recreation Department.”

Magrini joins Cupertino after serving in a similar role for the City of San Bruno’s Community Services Department. In San Bruno Magrini oversaw the Department’s five divisions, including Administration and Recreation Services, Parks Maintenance, Senior Services, San Bruno Public Library, and Buildings and Facilities. Her responsibilities included:

• Community programs and recreation activities
• Special events and event space
• Senior and library services
• Maintenance of City parks, City street trees, street medians, open space, and facilities

“I am extremely excited to join this incredible team and help carry on the excellent work being done to create a positive, healthy, connected community in Cupertino,” Magrini said.

Magrini previously served in the University of San Francisco’s (USF) Recreational Sports Department for over 20 years. She oversaw USF’s building operations, which involved hiring and training staff, financial accounting operations, and program management.


Magrini has a Master of Arts Degree in Sports and Fitness Management from USF, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Sports Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara.