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Brent Dennis has resigned as Community Services Director for the City of Anaheim, leaving to take a similar post with the City of Tuscon, Arizona.
The day after presenting the City Council with an update on the city’s strategic parks plan on February 27, Dennis submitted his resignation. In an e-mail, Dennis said he delivered the news “with mixed emotions”:
“I have personally and professionally enjoyed working with you over the past two years to collaboratively advance so many positive initiatives for the benefit of the residents we all serve. I will be moving on to the City of Tucson, Arizona as their new Director of Parks and Recreation on April 2, 2018. I am excited about the new leadership opportunities in Tucson, but I will greatly miss each of you. My final day here in Anaheim will be Friday, March 30th.”
Dennis went on to state that his colleagues “will always have a great friend in Tucson.”
Dennis was hired as Community Services Director less than two years ago – in September 2016. Prior to that, he was general manager of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District.
The Community Services Department joins a growing roster of Anaheim city departments headed by interim directors. Anaheim now has an Interim City Manager, an Acting Police Chief, an Acting City Attorney, an Acting City Clerk, an Acting Human Resources Director and an Interim Deputy Planning Director.