Executive Director Announcement

The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District announces Executive Director Join us as we welcome our new Executive Director for PenMet Parks.
The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) Board of Directors and staff welcomed their new Executive Director,
Doug Nelson, to the organization. Nelson succeeds Interim Executive Director Glenn Akramoff. Nelson will lead District efforts in enhancing the quality of life by providing parks and recreation opportunities for our community. These opportunities will be accomplished through support to Capital Projects, Staff Development, Communication, and Transparency.

Mr. Nelson has more than thirteen years of experience in recreation management, including serving as Recreation and Community Center Manager for the City of Federal Way. Nelson has been part of the Parks and Recreation Profession Since 1991. “It was very important for the Board of Commissioners to take time to carefully consider our District needs when selecting our next Executive Director. We believe Doug is the right person to lead the District during this unprecedented growth period,” said Maryellen “Missy” Hill, President of PenMet Parks Board of Directors.

“We are very excited for the future of PenMet Parks working in concert with Doug,
staff, and community!” stated Hill.

Mr. Nelson received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University with a minor in Exercise Science. “I am honored to serve as the Executive Director of PenMet Parks, an organization that epitomizes my passion to work, live, and play in parks and recreation,” Nelson said. “For 15 years, PenMet has served the children and families of the greater Gig Harbor Peninsula and surrounding areas, providing the highest quality programs, events, leagues, and services available anywhere. I am so proud of all the district has accomplished and excited for the future ahead!”

Nelson’s date to begin the position is December 9th, 2019.

Media Release – ED arrival (PDF)