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C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER
GOVERNOR

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2017
17:042

CONTACT: Jon Hanian
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RETIRED COEUR D’ALENE PARKS MANAGER NAMED TO IDAHO PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointment today of Doug Eastwood, retired parks manager for the City of Coeur d’Alene, to a vacancy on the six-member citizen board that oversees the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

Eastwood, with bachelor’s degrees in both business administration and personnel management, ran Coeur d’Alene’s park system for over 35 years. That included managing 32 parks, of which he led development of 27. He also managed two cemeteries, 40 miles of pedestrian/bicycle trails, three miles of waterfront property on Lake Coeur d’Alene, and 14 municipal buildings. Before his work in northern Idaho, Eastwood was with Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation for six years, supervising a 2,000-acre park.

“Doug brings extraordinary experience to our statewide parks system,” Governor Otter said. “I look forward to the incredible knowledge and perspective he will add to the Parks and Recreation Board to further improve our management of recreational property and resources – from development to operations.”  

He succeeds Tom Crimmins, whose term expired. Eastwood’s term runs until July 1, 2022.  For more information on the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation go to https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/.

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