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Longtime park district leaders retire


Linda Jo Enger and Dave Chrisman step down after decades of service

Two employees with a combined 72-plus years of experience with the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District have retired.

Linda Jo Enger, supervisor of the Elise Stuhr Center, bid farewell after 36 years, three months of service. And Dave Chrisman, superintendent of maintenance operations, completed a career with the park district that spanned 35 years, 10 months.

They both retired on the same day, May 30.

For both employees, their last position with THPRD was the one they occupied the longest. Chrisman was maintenance operations superintendent for more than 22 years, and Enger supervised the Stuhr Center for more than 18.

“We thank Linda Jo and Dave for their hard work, dedication and creativity throughout their careers with us,” said Doug Menke, general manager of the park district. “They certainly served our public well.”

The Stuhr Center, named for Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District co-founder Elsie Stuhr, is a recreation facility owned and operated by the district for patrons ages 55 and older. In 2013, Enger and her staff received a Service to Beaverton award from the city for longtime service to the community.

Chrisman is credited with implementing a variety of changes in the maintenance department to improve customer service. Beaverton American Legion Post 124 recently honored him and his staff on Memorial Day for their ongoing efforts to beautify Veterans Memorial Park.

Jon Campbell, a 25-year veteran of the park district, was appointed to succeed Chrisman. He is based at the district’s Fanno Creek Service Center near Allen Boulevard and Highway 217. Enger’s responsibilities have been absorbed by Lisa Novak, superintendent of programs and special activities.