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Lynne Brandon, parks and recreation manager for the city of Sitka, stands outside the city office. (AP Photo/Daily Sitka Sentinel, James Poulson)

After thirteen years as the City’s Parks and Recreation Manager, Lynne Brandon will assume a new role as Executive Director of Sitka Trail Works next month. She will be taking over for longtime director Deborah Lyons.

Brandon talked about her passion for recreation and creating accessible walking opportunities that provide benefit for the greatest number of Sitkans. She spoke proudly of expanding the Starrigavan Recreation Area, creating a skate park at Moller Field, and working alongside Lyons on the final phase of the Cross Trail Multimodal Path. At Sitka Trail Works, she hopes to attract new walkers to Sitka’s trail systems.

For further information, please contact Lynne Brandon of the Sitka Department of Parks and Recreation at 747-1852, or Deborah Lyons of Sitka Trail Works at 747-7244.