OC Parks is pleased to announce that they have appointed a new OC Parks Deputy Director, after a long and competitive recruitment process
By: O.C. Supervisor Shawn Nelson
Jonathan Nicks will be joining OC Parks with fifteen years of local government experience, having most recently served as the Director of Community Services and Public Works in the City of Placentia.
Prior to his tenure with Placentia, Jon presided as a regional operations manager for one of the OC SSA contractors providing welfare-to-work case management, and as a social services worker and recreation leader for the City of Norwalk. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Placentia Community Foundation – a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for local community programs.
Jon has extensive experience in facility and landscape maintenance, capital project management, contract administration, grant administration, public outreach, recreation, cultural arts, and social services. Additionally, he holds a Master of Public Administration from CSU Long Beach, a Bachelor of Arts in English from CSU Fullerton, and is an active member of the National Parks & Recreation Association, American Public Works Association, and California Parks & Recreation Society. During his free time, Jon enjoys traveling, Dodgers baseball, movies, and, most of all, spending time with his wife, four year-old daughter, and two year-old son.