By Crystal McGough
The new City of Clay Park Superintendent started his job today. William S. Collin was hired Friday from a group of 11 people who interviewed with Mayor Ed McGuffie, Councilman Charles Webster, and members of the Parks and Recreation Board for the position. Approximately 30 people applied.
Collins job will consist of overseeing all of Clay’s parks, including Cosby Lake Park, Chalkville Bryant Park and all sports related parks in the city.
“(He) will sort of coordinate all the facilities, look for grant money and look for things that we can make our parks better,” Webster said at an earlier city council meeting.
Collins received his Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration on May 2003 from Jacksonville State University.
He has worked as Recreation Services Director at Beverly Healthcare in Foley, Ala., Athletics Coordinator for Alexander City, and most recently as Athletics Coordinator for the City of Orange Beach.
“In his resume, he states that he is a motivated and highly organized recreation and sports professional with more than ten years experience successfully developing and implementing recreational and athletic programs,” Clay City Clerk Bob Christmas said. “He further states that, at the City of Orange Beach, he was fortunate enough to be part of a work team which has become the only nationally accredited parks and recreation department in the state of Alabama by the National Recreation Park Association. Although he professes to be an Auburn fan he did have a letter of recommendation from Mr
. Bob Baumhower in his application package.”
Collins’ resume is on file at Clay City Hall for anyone who would like to review it.