Kent names Busse to Park & Rec post

Matthew Busse


Kent names Busse to Park & Rec post

KENT — After an extensive search that began in December and drew numerous applications, the Park and Recreation Commission named Matthew Busse of New Fairfield to the position of director of park and recreation. He will begin his duties Monday, Feb. 12.

Busse brings with him a firm understanding of the notion of community and how a town’s parks and recreation program can enhance and strengthen the community it serves.

Development of recreational programs and managing recreation facilities are all included in Busse’s professional background. His most recent service is as the director of aquatic operations and safety at the New Canaan Community YMCA. He has also served a director of the Y’s day camp, supervising 60 counselors, program specialists, lifeguards and assistant directors.

Past experience has also included park maintenance and operation including work for the state Department of. Energy and Environmental Protection with responsibilities in the state park system and public beaches.

Busse is currently earning his Master of Science in recreation administration at Southern Connecticut State University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in environmental policy from Western Connecticut State University and has earned certification as a park and recreation professional as well as certification as an American Red Cross instructor in first aid.

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