MetroParks seeking executive director

The executive director resigned for personal reasons, a park official said.


CANFIELD — The Mill Creek MetroParks must fill another administrative vacancy, less than one month after choosing a police chief.

The park district announced Tuesday that Executive Director Dave Imbrogno resigned effective Aug. 31.

Linda Kostka, MetroParks director of development and marketing, said the park board met in executive session during a special meeting Monday where Imbrogno tendered his resignation. A majority of the board and park commissioners accepted it.

Kostka said Imbrogno resigned for personal reasons.

Replacing Imbrogno as interim executive director is Thomas Bresko, the park system’s recreation and programs director.

Imbrogno, who did not serve two complete years with the MetroParks, could not be reached to comment Tuesday. His MetroParks e-mail address had also been disabled Tuesday.

Bresko will serve an indefinite term, Kostka said, and the park board will continue to search for a new executive director.

The park board will have a special meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday in the McMahon Hall classroom at the MetroParks administration facility on Columbiana-Canfield Road.

The meeting is open to the public, and board members will discuss matters including the executive- director position.

Imbrogno, originally of Clermont, Ky., is the former executive director of Bernheim Forest in Kentucky, a 14,000-acre facility near Louisville. He took over as executive director in October 2007, replacing Susan Dicken, who had retired.

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