NCPRD Appoints New Director

From: Dylan Blaylock, Clackamas County Public & Government Affairs, 503-742-5917

Media and Interested Parties

The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) is pleased to announce that Scott Archer has been appointed as its new director. Effective Monday, May 16, Archer will be responsible for the administration of all NCPRD programs and operations, reporting to Business and Community Services Director Gary Barth and the Board of County Commissioners, which serves as the NCPRD Board.

Archer worked for NCPRD during its formative stages (1994 - 1999) and returns to the district with over 25 continuous years of successful local government agency leadership in parks, recreation and community services. Since 2004, he served Oregon City as community services director, which included leading the Parks and Recreation Department.

During his tenure in Oregon City, Archer managed a wide range of functions, including completion of the Oregon City Parks and Recreation master plan, development of new neighborhood parks, and improvements to special events and programming. He oversaw the operations of 37 parks, a 55-acre cemetery, an indoor aquatic facility, an older adult community center, heritage and historic facilities, and other city properties.

"The professional experiences and growth opportunities I received at NCPRD played a major role in my career path, sparking my enthusiasm and commitment to becoming a leader in the parks and recreation profession," stated Archer. "I look forward to being a part of the dedicated staff team in serving NCPRD residents. The district provides excellent parks and recreation services, and I hope to help guide the further promotion and continued improvement of these outstanding quality of life opportunities for our patrons and community members."

Highly respected in the parks and recreation industry, Archer has built valuable relationships with local partners and stakeholders throughout Oregon and Clackamas County. From 2009 to 2012, he served as a board member for the National Recreation and Parks Association's Pacific Northwest region, and is a former board president of the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association. He has also served as parks and recreation director for the cities of Medford, Oregon, and Ellensburg, Washington.

Archer has a Bachelor of Science in both Health and Human Performance and Sport Science Management.

NCPRD is a service district of Clackamas County dedicated to enriching the community by providing exceptional parks, natural areas, and recreation programs and services. The district serves more than 116,000 residents in Happy Valley, Milwaukie and a large unincorporated area in Clackamas County. The district manages and operates more than 39 parks, 25 natural areas, 15 miles of trails, the Trolley Trail, Hood View Sports Complex, Milwaukie Center and North Clackamas Aquatic Park.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact NCPRD Marketing Communications Manager Melina DeFrancesco at 503-742-4347.