CARSON — The City of Carson announced the appointment of Robert Lennox as the new director of community services/parks and recreation. Lennox will lead a team of professionals addressing issues that directly impact the community. Among his duties is providing operational oversight over all department programs and services; work cooperatively with Public Works to maintain park grounds, amenities, and buildings, and the community center; collaborate with the executive team to support the city’s plans and priorities; and serve as staff liaison to commissions/committees/boards, community-based organizations, external agencies, citizens, and community stakeholders.
Lennox brings to the city public sector experience that includes 20 years with both large and small municipalities. He is driven to empowering communities to become more involved in their neighborhoods through meaningful leisure activities, economic development, and community improvement. He has served the communities of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Yucaipa, and Menifee during his local government career. His areas of expertise include parks master planning, recreation programming, landscape maintenance, park development, land-secured financing, and community engagement.
Lennox earned his masters of arts in community leadership/youth agency administration at California State University, Los Angeles; and his bachelors of arts in ethnic studies at University of California, San Diego. He is also a graduate of the Southern California Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs.