Hunter departs top recreation post in Murrysville
Rob Hunter has resigned from his post as Murrysville recreation director.
Photo by Kim Stepinsky | for the Tribune-Review
Murrysville is losing its recreation director.
Rob Hunter Jr. said he has accepted a position as county parks and recreation director in a town north of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. His last day in Murrysville is Friday.
“I love Murrysville and the Murrysville people,” Hunter said. “This was just an opportunity to better myself and my family, that's all. I think the Murrysville people out here have been fantastic to me.”
Hunter worked as the recreation director in Murrysville for six years and four months, facilitating the department's mission of “creating community through people, parks and programs.” Hunter handled programs, scheduling facilities, supported non-profit groups and tackled other recreation-related duties in the municipality.
“He did a good job,” said Chief Administrator Jim Morrison.
Hunter is looking forward to his new endeavor, but said leaving is a bittersweet experience. His family planned to settle here and even bought a home in Murrysville in May of 2013. He'll start his new job on Monday.
Morrison said Hunter resigned a week ago, but officials have not advertised the vacant position.
Carly Greene, special events and recreation program coordinator, will serve in the interim while the municipality hunts for a replacement.
“It'll be picked up by other staff members until we're ready to move forward,” Morrison said.
Larissa Dudkiewicz is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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