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May 13, 2008
Deputy director to lead Providence Parks Dept.
Robert McMahon, the deputy parks director who has been heading the Providence Parks Department since Alix Odgen was promoted to chief of operations for the city, is now officially heading the Parks Department.
Mayor David Cicilline announced today that McMahon has been appointed to superintendent of the Parks Department.
“Bob McMahon is an outstanding professional who has a keen understanding of what it takes to sustain and improve our beautiful parks system,” Cicilline said in a statement.
“He’s played an extraordinary role transforming our neighborhood parks, while gaining the trust and respect of employees and residents alike. He is the perfect person to take the Parks Department to the next level of excellence.”
McMahon has been the deputy parks superintendent since 1986.
As superintendent, McMahon will oversee more than 100 neighborhood parks, including the Botanical Center; Museum of Natural History; Roger Williams Park Zoo; North Burial Grounds; Morsili Tennis Center; Triggs Golf Course and the Bank of America City Center.
Before taking a job with the City of Providence, McMahon served as the first executive director of Keep Providence Beautiful (now GroundWork Providence) for four years.
He also worked as a city planner in Brockton and Cambridge, Mass. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Brown University in political science and a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Rhode Island.
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