October 22, 2020
Cosumnes Community Services District has selected Phillip Lewis as its next Parks and Recreation Administrator. Lewis brings over 25 years of experience in the field of parks and recreation to the district.
Lewis most recently served as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Rocklin, where he was responsible for both recreation and park operations functions of the department. In Rocklin, Lewis worked on the development of a Community Facilities District funding initiative and introduced multiple diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
Lewis previously served as Community Services Director with the City of Oregon City where he was responsible for parks, recreation, museums and cemeteries, and as Executive Director for the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District where he successfully constructed a bond-funded aquatic facility and new administrative offices. Lewis also previously worked at the City of Portland’s Parks Bureau where he held multiple positions with increasing responsibility, providing him a broad understanding of parks and recreation services.
Lewis holds a master’s degree for Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from North Carolina State University and holds certification as a Parks and Recreation Professional from the National Recreation and Parks Association. He has volunteered in leadership roles in state parks agencies as well as non-profit organizations centered around conservation.
“Mr. Lewis understands the importance of building partnerships and sustainable service delivery models to maximize resources and meet residents’ expectations,” said the district’s General Manager Joshua Green. “I believe Mr. Lewis will thrive in this dynamic position where he can develop substantial and purposeful opportunities that will provide exceptional community benefit for years to come.”
Lewis will take up his new post as Parks and Recreation Administrator on Nov. 18 and will oversee operations of 98 parks, recreation programs such as aquatics, sports and the Emerald Lakes Golf Course, and community services such as leisure activities, youth and teen programs.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to help advance exceptional parks and recreation services to Elk Grove’s diverse and growing community,” Lewis said. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the community, staff and board of directors to continue providing the high-quality facilities and recreational opportunities residents have come to expect from the Cosumnes CSD.”