Recreation & Lifelong Learning

When Parks & Recreation Director Peter Krause retired Jan. 29, 2016, Burleson City Manager Dale Cheatham combined Parks & Recreation and the Burleson Public Library under one umbrella – the Recreation & Lifelong Learning Department. Marc Marchand, who has served as the director of the Burleson Public Library for more than two years, will serve as director of the new department.

“I have the utmost confidence in Marc’s ability to lead the Recreation & Lifelong Learning Department,” Cheatham said. “Anyone who knows Marc will tell you he has operated beyond what one would expect from a library director the last couple of years. Marc has an entrepreneurial spirit and an absolute commitment to providing customers the best service possible. He is a leader who has gained respect throughout the community and the organization in a short period of time. I expect great things from Marc.”

David McDowell is now deputy director of recreation; Ike Vera is deputy director of parks; and Sara Miller is deputy director of the library.

“The Recreation & Lifelong Learning department’s focus on programs for lifelong learning, community engagement, quality spaces for free play and athletic experiences, as well as ensuring the best use of community resources through continuous process improvement, will be accomplished through some minor adjustments to the organizational structure using existing talent,” Marchand said.

Marchand will move his office to the BRiCk, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd., but he will be doing a lot of traveling between there and the library and the parks.

“There are so many exciting things happening in Burleson, thanks to citizen involvement and community leadership,” Marchand said. “It is a humbling and profound honor to have the opportunity to serve our community, this team, and to be a part of all that we are doing together.”

Contact Us

  1. Recreation & Lifelong Learning
    Phone: 817-426-9206

    Marc Marchand
    Recreation & Lifelong Learning Director

    Sara Miller
    Deputy Director - Library

    David McDowell
    Deputy Director-Recreation

    Ike Vera
    Deputy Director - Parks
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