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March 7, 2017 > Appointment of new Capital Planning and Development Director

Appointment of new Capital Planning and Development Director

Submitted By Nicole Roa

After a nationwide search, the General Manager of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD) has announced the appointment of Ms. Meghan Tiernan as the new Capital Planning and Development Director. She will assume her new position on April 1, 2017.

Ms. Tiernan brings over 20 years of experience in park and facility design and development that will greatly benefit the District and the Measure F1 Bond Program. Prior to coming to Hayward, she served as the Facilities Development Manager for the City of Dublin where she managed a $100 million capital improvement program. From 2007 to 2014, Ms. Tiernan served as a Project Manager for the City and County of San FranciscoÕs 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. The role included managing over $40 million of citywide capital projects from parks and trails to community facilities.

Prior to her public sector career, Ms. Tiernan spent over 12 years as a Landscape Architect with private firms designing parks, trails and facilities for public sector clients including the cities of Hayward, Oakland, Novato, San Jose, Riverside and the Tahoe Conservancy.

Ms. Tiernan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. She is a Registered Landscape Architect and a Certified Bay Friendly Landscape Design Professional. In addition, she holds a certificate in Program Management from the University of California, Berkeley.

HARD General Manager Paul McCreary commented that, ÒMeghan is a highly skilled capital program manager that is also adept at driving all phases of large and small public projects, from early concepts and planning, through bidding and construction. She has demonstrated a commitment to improving the user experience at parks and recreation facilities for all community members, with faithful adherence to budgets and timelines. Her teamwork, professionalism and community-focus will lead us to a new phase of excellence for the parks and recreation system in the Hayward area.Ó

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