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Tom Starnes

Position: Secretary
Term: December 1, 2023 - December 2, 2027
Appointing Authority: Vallejo City Council
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Tom is a recently retired parks professional with more than two decades of management experience in the public sector, including most recently as Director of a large regional parks district. He is passionate about connecting people with recreation opportunities. He also is determined to ensure that parks and facilities are safeguarded and maintained for use by future generations. Tom is dedicated to working with the excellent staff of Greater Vallejo Recreation District to meet these goals.

Tom has been responsible for managing parkland, open space, historical sites, beaches, shorelines, harbors, a large paleontology and archaeology collection, and a zoo. He has expertise in recreation, conservation, public administration, budgeting, capital projects, contracts, emergency operations, wildfire mitigation strategies, and public information.

Tom lives here in Vallejo with his wife and dogs.


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