County Names New Parks Director

Brian Albright has been chosen to lead the County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Albright returns to the County from the City of Carlsbad, where he also served as Parks and Recreation Director. Formerly he served as the County’s Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation from 2003 to 2008, during which time the park system expanded by more than 12,000 acres.

“On behalf of the County’s Land Use and Environment Group, I want to welcome Brian back as a member of our team,” said Chandra Wallar, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in charge of the County’s Land Use and Environment Group.

“During these difficult economic times, Brian has the necessary knowledge and experience, and he will work to provide the public the best recreational and open space opportunities possible,” Wallar said.

Albright replaces former Parks Director Renée Bahl, who resigned to take a job as the director of Arizona's state parks.

Earlier in his career Albright served as Chief of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities for the City of Alexandria, VA.

Recently Albright was elected president of the American Parks and Recreation Association. He earned a master’s in business administration from American University in Washington, D.C.