City of Tracy Names New Parks and Community Services DirectorPosted: Jan 13, 2016
Location: Tracy, Calif.
The City of Tracy is pleased to announce the appointment of André Pichly as its new Parks and Community Services Director. Pichly comes from the City of West Sacramento where he has worked for the agency’s Parks and Recreation Department since 1996, and served as the Recreation Superintendent since 2000.
“We are very excited to have André as our new Parks and Community Services Director,” stated Tracy City Manager, Troy Brown. “He brings to our community a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of Parks and Community Services, as well as innovative ideas that will add to the richness of our programs.”
Pichly has over 25 years of experience working in recreation in the public sector. During his tenure he provided oversight on two major public projects: the 36,000 square-foot West Sacramento Recreation Center and the 21,000 square-foot West Sacramento Community Center. He has taught part-time in the Recreation, Parks and Tourism Department at Sacramento State University, and is a certified Park and Recreation Professional
“I'm so excited to be joining the staff at the City of Tracy. I see a lot of opportunities to develop new parks, while continuing to deliver quality programs. I’m really looking forward to developing the department that will deliver these facilities and provide these programs to help make Tracy a better place for its residents,” stated André Pichly.
Pichly’s professional involvement includes serving as a site visitor for the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), and for the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (COAPRT). He has also been involved in the California Park & Recreation Society as a district and state board member. He speaks at state and national conferences on the subjects of branding, customer service, social media, professional certification, program facilitation, and strategic planning for the parks and recreation profession.
Pichly holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Recreation Administration from Sacramento State University. He lives in Sacramento with his wife, Alene. They have three adult children: Andy, Alexa, and Alyse.
Pichly will begin his duties as Parks and Community Services Director on January 25, 2016.
City of Tracy – City Manager’s Office