SLPR Summer 2020 Brochure

SLPR is excited to announce the new Executive Director

The SLPR Board of Commissioners has announced that Ed Koledo has been named Executive Director of Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation. The SLPR hiring committee offered their recommendation to the full board at a special public meeting on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020.

Mr. Koledo has had a successful career in public education, military operations and with government funded programs. In addition, he is the previous Superintendent of the Linden Public Schools and has a great depth of experience with local municipalities, civic organizations and nonprofits, including the Fenton-Linden Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fenton Rotary, LAFF Pathway organization, Fenton Area Resource & Referral Network and the Fenton Community Fund, all groups that SLPR works with to support our communities.

Mr. Koledo brings expert problem-solving, strategic planning, and relationship building skills. And most importantly, he embodies the servant-leader management style, instilling in others the confidence to achieve.  

SLPR Chairperson, Patricia Lockwood commented that “Mr. Koledo is a leader that will enable SLPR to strengthen our current programs and relationships while supporting growth into new areas”.

Ed will direct the SLPR Team which consists of 5 employees and 75 contractual employees who oversee the programs provided to the community along with the numerous Special Events that SLPR organizes, such as Back to the Bricks, Concerts in the Park, Farmers Markets, & Art Walk. Ed will also serve as the Manager of the Fenton Community & Cultural Center.

Please contact Board Chair, Patricia Lockwood at or 810-516-9480 with any questions.

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