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Former parks and rec participant eager to serve community

Former parks and rec participant eager to serve community

January 14th, 2018 by Kevin Labotka in Local News

Leslie Scheidt

Leslie Scheidt, the new city recreational supervisor for California, is already enjoying her job. Scheidt was named the supervisor Dec. 7 and started working Jan. 2.

This is the first time that Scheidt, 29, will have a job like this. She said she was interested in the job, due to her time in recreational leagues as a kid, and she wanted to give back to the community. Scheidt said she played softball, tee ball, basketball and was on a swim team.

"I know I have a working knowledge of the sports," Scheidt said. "I was really involved with rec as a kid. I really enjoyed my time and I was really big into most of the sports and I thought it would be a fun way to be more active in the community and meet and work with a lot of people."

Scheidt said she was excited when she found out she had gotten the job.

"I was a little surprised, but really excited," Scheidt said. "I think I will really enjoy it; I am already enjoying it."

Scheidt likes the idea of working with children and the community and hopes they will enjoy the activities she has planned.

She said she wants to focus on keeping the interest in the sports that are offered. She wants to get more activities going with the pool and to make it more appealing to people.

"(I want to) add a little something to it," Scheidt said. "(I'm) thinking about trying to get more people down there. I want people to have a place to come and enjoy something to do both during winter and summer."

Scheidt said, in the future, she wants to move on to activities that are for everyone in the community.

"I would say that, overall, I want to provide programs that encourage more community involvement on multiple levels," Scheidt said. "Our sports are, of course, important programs. But, I'd also like to give people the opportunity for other kid- and family-friendly activities."