Get to know Westlake's new Rec Director: Paula Horner
The City of Westlake recently welcomed Paula Horner as its new Recreation Director. Horner brings with her more than 20 years of experience, having served as the Rec Director for the City of Broadview Heights for the past 11 years and as the city’s Recreation Manager before that.
She looks forward to being involved with the continuing development of a master plan for Meadowood Golf Course, which began under newly-retired Rec Director Bob DeMinico, and collaborating with the Community Services Department on new joint programming initiatives.
In Broadview Heights, Horner served as the project manager, overseeing the development of the new Broadview Heights Community and Recreation Center, which was completed in 2018. Horner was a charter member of committees formed in support of a pair of successful bond issues which provided the necessary funding to complete the project and account for additional operations costs. She also helped to secure grant funding to expand the community’s recreation amenities.
After starting her collegiate career with a medical major at Ohio University, she decided to switch to Recreation Management.
“I chose my career path mainly because I wanted to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle,” Horner said.
Growing up in Brunswick Hills, Horner trained as a gymnast before going on to coach gymnastics at the Brunswick Recreation Center. She still lives in Brunswick Hills with her husband, Matt, and her sons, Ryan and Evan, both of whom play varsity soccer at Brunswick High School.
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