Dublin City Manager Linda Smith has announced the appointment of Jaclyn (Jackie) Dwyer as the City’s next Parks and Community Services Director. Dwyer will begin her new role on Friday, May 20, and will be introduced to the City Council at its meeting to be held on June 7, 2022. Dwyer will be filling the role vacated by former Dublin Parks and Community Services Director La Shawn Butler, who retired in March 2022.
Ms. Dwyer has 16 years’ experience in recreation services. Her most recent role was as Director of Parks and Recreation for Stanislaus County, California. In that role, she was responsible for 34 public park facilities; oversaw an annual budget of $13.2 million; and led a staff of 55 full-time and 50 part-time members. She also led four large grant-funded projects totaling six million dollars. She had previously worked as Executive Director of Gettysburg Recreation Authority in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and as Recreation Supervisor in the City of Brentwood, California. Prior to her career in recreation, Ms. Dwyer served as an Aviation Boatswainsmate Handler for the U.S. Navy. She received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for exemplary service during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“I am pleased to welcome Jackie Dwyer as the new Parks and Community Services Director for the City of Dublin,” said City Manager Linda Smith. “Her extensive background in recreation services will ensure that we can continue to deliver quality programming and services to the Dublin community.”
Ms. Dwyer is joining the City of Dublin as it embarks on the construction of the new 13,000-square-foot Cultural Arts Center at the Dublin Civic Center, and the development of the 8.75-acre community park adjacent to the Wallis Ranch community.
Regarding her appointment, Ms. Dwyer said, “I’m thrilled to be joining such an exciting, diverse, and growing community. I can’t wait to get to work and be part of the impressive City of Dublin Parks and Community Services Department legacy. Parks and recreation services are the foundation for a thriving, healthy, and happy community, and that spirit is alive and well in Dublin.”
Ms. Dwyer received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Administration Management from California State University, East Bay, in 2010, and a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Public Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2012.