Since graduating with a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969, Bill Scalzo has been employed in the Recreation/Administration service profession. He worked for the City of Pittsburgh (PA) as the Superintendent of Recreation and Administration. In the 1980s, he became the Director of the Essex County (NJ) Department of Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs. After which he worked for the City of Toledo (OH) as the Director of the Department of Natural Resources. In 1992, Bill was appointed as the Maricopa County (AZ) Parks and Recreation Director. In 1994, his position expanded to include Library District Director and Stadium District Executive Director Representative. In 1997, his responsibilities expanded further when he was appointed Maricopa County Assistant County Manager. In this position, he directs the day to day operations of Parks and Recreation and the Stadium District. Bill also oversees the offices of Community/Economics Development, Human Services, the Housing Authority of Maricopa County, the Library District, and the Maricopa Events Center.
As a Certified Park & Recreation Professional, Bill has had numerous articles published with NRPA Parks and Recreation, NJRPA Leisure Forum, Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, OPRA Leisure Leader and the Community Fitness Manual. Bill has also received many honors throughout his career. Most notably are APRS David E. Clark Distinguished Professional Award, NRPA Pacific Southwest Regional Council Distinguished Service Award, American City & County Award of Merit, NACO County Achievement Awards (for Rio Fire Recovery Project, Public/Private Partnership, Innovation in Government, Customer Service ~ Programming, Design & Construction), NACPRO Environmental Award, Valley Forward President’s Award for Special Achievement in Environmental Excellence, Take Pride in America Award for Nature Education, NJRPA Kinsey Award for Park Design, and Distinguished Member Award, Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Society.
Bill remains active in many professional and community associations including; currently on the Arizona State Parks Board, the National Recreation and Park Association, American Park and Recreation Society, American Academy of Park and Recreation Administration, National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials, Arizona Park and Recreation Association, Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Board of Directors, Arizona State University, Curriculum Advisory Committee, and Arizona State University West, Curriculum Advisory Committee.
Bill is married and has two children.
Term Expires 01/17/2011