GREENVILLE – Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers announced two new members to the Greenville Park Board during the city council meeting on Tuesday.
The Greenville Park Board will now have a full three-member committee for its first 2013 meeting.
The new board members, Tim Swensen and Meredith Carpe, will begin their assignments during the first park meeting of 2013 on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Swensen is employed by the University of Dayton School of Law where he is an assistant dean and Director of the Career Services Office.
“I’m happy to serve in any way that I can,” Swensen said. “The park is a great resource for the town, and I’m thrilled to contribute to the community.”
Swensen enjoys living in Greenville with his wife and three children, while writing in his spare time. He is also the author of “Virtue and Mischief,” a weekly column series that appears every Tuesday in The Daily Advocate.
Carpe holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Gerontology, and works as a licensed social worker for State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville.
“I’m very honored to join the park board,” Carpe said. “I look forward to working with community members and officials to improve our local parks, which are very dear to me.”
Carpe recently moved back to Greenville with her husband to remain close to family and return to her small town roots.
Both Swensen and Carpe plan on preserving Greenville park’s long history while working to build upon its already significant qualities.
Greenville Law Director Camille Baker was previously appointed to the board last month, signaling an entirely new administration to oversee park operations.
Previous park board members Tim Harless, Dale Musser and Kathy Beam all resigned within three months of each other beginning in October of last year. However, former president Musser will stay on as consultant to the park board and will be assisting during the transition period.