Gardner named interim ND Parks-Rec Director

Gardner named interim ND Parks-Rec Director Click to Enlarge

Gov. Doug Burgum has announced that Ryan Gardner will serve as interim director of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, effective Jan. 20.

The UND grad is currently the department’s west regional manager, overseeing eight sites in western North Dakota.

Gardner will succeed outgoing Parks and Recreation Director Melissa Baker, who resigned effective Jan. 17, to become the next director of Virginia State Parks.

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