After a thorough interview process of more than 27 candidates, then narrowing to three qualified applicants, the Board of Park Commissioners has selected Aaron Young to succeed Dennis Miller as Executive Director of Mill Creek MetroParks (MCMP).
Attorney Lou Schiavoni, President of the Board of Park Commissioners, stated that Young was selected after an extensive search. “Aaron already has experience in a leadership role at a major park system which was an important consideration. His expertise, qualifications, and accomplishments further contributed to our decision. We are fortunate to attract a candidate such as Aaron who comes from a park district similar in size to the MetroParks.”
Young has been the Director of Planning and Operations for the Geauga Park District since September 2014. He began at Geauga Park District in 2005 as a planner and in 2006 was promoted to Director of Planning. Lou Mucci, former Commissioner of the Geauga Park District Board praised Young. “Aaron Young is an excellent individual and will serve Mill Creek MetroParks well. The Geauga Park District will miss him,” said Mucci. “Aaron is very competent and very articulate. He’s good at conveying details so his people can understand their mission and the community can see vision. The most accurate way to describe Aaron is as a great team leader and great team builder.”
“I want to congratulate the Board on making an excellent decision for the position of executive director,” stated Dennis Miller. “Aaron’s expertise as a landscape architect and his leadership in parks and recreation will be an asset to the MetroParks. I wish him all the best.”
According to Schiavoni, the final details of his employment must be worked out before Young officially assumes duties at MCMP in January 2015.