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New deputy director joins Lee County Parks & Recreation

November 26, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Lee County Parks & Recreation has welcomed A. Dana Kasler as its new deputy director. Together with Director Dave Harner, Kasler will oversee 250 positions, a $26 million budget and more than 31,500 acres of parks, preserves, facilities and other sites. The department manages recreation centers, community parks, Conservation 20/20 lands, greenways, the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training facilities and pristine Gulf-of-Mexico beach parks.

Kasler, who started work Thursday, Nov. 15, came from a position as parks and recreation director at Moon Township, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, where he handled parks properties owned by the township, community special events, programming, grant writing and sponsorships. He holds a master's of science and B.S. degrees in Recreation from Ohio University. Prior jobs include posts in Ponte Verde Beach and Kingsland, Ga., as well as in Athens, Ohio.

For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation, call 533-7275 or visit

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Dana Kasler is the new deputy director for the Lee County Parks & Recreation.



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