Most Approachable City Department Director

Sara Hensley, PARD

City parks are for the people, and so is new Parks and Recreation Department Director Sara Hensley. She's personally out meeting with park users and nature lovers all around town, tackling tough challenges head-on, telling the truth, raising the bar, advocating for better funding, and ultimately rebuilding citizen trust through candid outreach and responsiveness. While the city has built a roster of dynamic new department directors of late, Hensley takes the prize for populist public engagement.

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