Bob DeMinico retires as Westlake Rec Director

Bob DeMinico retired as director of the Westlake Recreation Department on Dec. 29, 2020.

The City of Westlake recently gave Recreation Director Bob DeMinico a small, socially distanced sendoff at the Recreation Center, capping his nearly 16-year career with the city. DeMinico has overseen numerous development projects during his time at the helm of the Westlake Recreation Department, including many conceived as part of the 2015 Parks & Recreation Master Plan.

Mayor Dennis Clough presented DeMinico a Proclamation declaring that Dec. 18, 2020, would be named in his honor. A handful of speakers said a few words about what DeMinico has meant to the City of Westlake and its recreational facilities, including past Parks & Rec Commissioner Bud Tetzlaff, Westlake Engineering Director Bob Kelly and current Westlake Recreation Commissioner Dale Smith.

Some of the notable additions and enhancements to the city’s recreation amenities during DeMinico's tenure include the Westlake Aquatic Center & Peterson Pool, the Clague Memorial Baseball Fields, $6 million in upgrades and renovations to the Rec Center (roof repairs, HVAC, locker room, gymnasium and swimming pool enhancements), an 18,000-square-foot fitness room addition, a new pedestrian bridge in Clague Park and new pickleball courts at Tri City Park.

DeMinico initiated the Corporate Partnership Program and started the Corporate Challenge, which will be in its 14th year in 2021.

Robert Rozboril

I handle Public Relations matters and website content for the City of Westlake.

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Volume 13, Issue 1, Posted 9:42 AM, 01.05.2021