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Dan Paranick, General Manager of Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Appointed to MRCA Board

September 19, 2018

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 New District Manager of Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Brings Years of Experience with Local Government

 LOS ANGELES (September 10, 2018) – The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) announced today that Dan Paranick has been designated by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District as its representative on the MRCA Governing Board.  Mr. Paranick replaces Paul Friedeborn, who has served as the park district’s designee since Spring.

Paranick was appointed District Manager of Rancho Simi Recreation and Park in August.  With more than 25 years’ experience in local government administration, Paranick has served as City Manager, Assistant City Manager, and Administrative Services Director, among other assignments during his tenure with the cities of Ventura, Camarillo, Simi Valley in California, and in Maricopa County, Arizona.

“The MRCA Board and staff play an important role in the conservation and management of open space in the region,” said Paranick.  “I look forward to representing the Rancho Simi Parks and Recreation District on the MRCA Board and helping to continue and build upon the good work and accomplishments of the team.  I’m really looking forward to the opportunity.”

Paranick holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in City and County Management from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) is a local government public entity dedicated to the preservation and management of open space and parkland, watershed lands, trails, and wildlife habitat.  The MRCA works in cooperation with other government partners to acquire parkland, participate in vital planning processes, provide natural resources and scientific expertise, and complete major park improvement projects. The MRCA manages and provides ranger services and fire protection for almost 75,000 acres of parkland that it owns and that are owned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy or other agencies and provides comprehensive education and interpretation and leadership programs for youth. It is one of the lead agencies providing for the revitalization of the Los Angeles River.

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