The City of Cape Girardeau Names New Parks and Recreation Department Director

The City of Cape Girardeau Names New Parks and Recreation Department Director

Doug Gannon, who is currently an assistant recreation division manager for Cape Girardeau’s Parks and Recreation Department, was named Thursday as the department’s director. City officials said Gannon will begin his new duties Monday. Gannon succeeds the late Julia Jones, who passed away on August 9, 2021 after retiring from leading the department for a decade.  He previously served sixteen years in the Saint Francis Healthcare System as assistant manager for the Health and Wellness Centers in Cape Girardeau and Dexter. His responsibilities included management and oversight of the Dexter facility, which also has an urgent care center and outpatient physical therapy. In the city of Cape Girardeau, he was responsible for management and administration of the recreation and aquatic programs, operations and facilities maintenance.

 

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