Mayor Bieter names new City Parks and Rec Director
Mayor David Bieter has named long-time city employee Doug Holloway to be the new director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. Holloway replaces Jim Hall, who retired in July. Holloway has served as interim director since Hall’s departure.
Holloway currently serves as the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, overseeing the recreation division. He has worked for the department for eleven years.
“It’s wonderful when we are able to recognize and reward talent from within our organization,” Mayor David Bieter said. “In a very real sense, Doug has been preparing for this job his entire life. He is the perfect leader to guide Parks and Recreation through its very promising future.”
“The Parks and Recreation Department has a proud tradition of excellence in Boise, and I look forward to continuing that mission,” Holloway said. “I’m grateful to the Mayor for this honor and look forward to helping him make Boise the most livable city in the country.”
Holloway grew up in Payette and graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. Prior to working for the city, Holloway spent time working in the health and fitness industry, at Micron Technology and Kelly Services staffing company, and as Director for the Payette County Recreation District. Holloway also served a five-year term on the Boise City Parks and Recreation Commission from 1995-1999. Holloway and his wife Linda have three daughters.
During his time with the department, Holloway has been involved in an expansion of recreation offerings within the city, including Idaho IceWorld, three school-based community centers, and two mobile recreation vans — more than doubling the use of city facilities in a decade.
Holloway’s selection was made following a nationwide search by the City for candidates. His appointment requires approval of the City Council, which will be considered at the Council’s October 23 meeting.
(photo: courtesy City of Boise)