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City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has appointed Senior Services Manager Christina Ferraro as assistant director of Community Services, effective Nov. 28. She will oversee senior programs, ecology programs, youth and young adult programs, special events and the City arts programs.

“Ms. Ferraro has been a key player in spearheading the development of partnerships and forming collaborations to create inclusive and accessible environments that benefit seniors and residents of all ages within the Evanston community,” said Mr. Bobkiewicz. “Her direction and accomplishments will help the City further its vision to better serve our residents.”

The promotion of Ms. Ferraro is part of the recent reorganization of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department that began in April 2013.

In its first phase, the restructuring began with transferring the responsibility for forestry, park maintenance, facility maintenance and facility planning to the Department of Public Works. Now, with a newly refined plan for community-wide focus, the PRCS Department has split into two divisions: community services, overseen by Ms. Ferraro, and recreation, overseen by Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Bob Dorneker.