East Lansing Parks and Recreation Director Tim McCaffrey retires after 22 Years

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 11:19 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - After serving as the East Lansing Parks and Recreation Director for 22 years, Tim McCaffrey will be retiring this month. McCaffrey was hired as the City’s Parks and Recreation Director in May 1999.

Prior to his service with the City, he held supervisory and leadership municipal parks and recreation positions with two cities in Colorado and one in Kansas, including serving as the Parks and Recreation director for the City of Northglenn, Colo. for nine years.

During McCaffrey’s years of service in East Lansing, he was apart of opening of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) to the addition of several parks, the expansion of the Northern Tier Trail and the additions of the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center, East Lansing Soccer Complex and East Lansing Softball Complex.

“It’s been great to have the opportunity to work with so many community organizations that have supported and seemed to always be willing to assist with funding countless parks and recreation improvement projects, activities, programs, events and festivals over the past 20+ years,” said McCaffrey.

Assistant Director Wendy Wilmers Longpre will be serving as interim director of the department.

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