John Gawlak has been appointed as the new Director of Recreation for the Town of Cheshire effective May 13, 2019. Mr. Gawlak will oversee the Recreation Department and programs, the Community Pool, and management of usage of parks facilities. His annual salary will be $93,000.
Mr. Gawlak worked for the Town of Wallingford Parks and Recreation Department for 31 years, having served as Director for the past 16 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
Mr. Gawlak has demonstrated broad experience in operating and capital budget planning, strategic marketing efforts, relationship building with leagues, associations, clubs and the Board of Education as well as park design oversight and aquatics management.
Town Manager Sean M. Kimball said he is pleased to welcome Mr. Gawlak to Cheshire, asserting that “Mr. Gawlak’s extensive familiarity with Cheshire’s recreation and sports facilities, programs, and local sports organizations make him an excellent fit for our community.”