Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Highland Village names new Parks and Rec Director

Phil Lozano

Phil Lozano will start his position as Parks and Recreation Director for Highland Village on November 6.

Previously employed by the City of DeSoto as Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, throughout his career Mr. Lozano has developed and managed recreation facilities and programs, sports activities and parks.

“Mr. Lozano’s experience in a wide range of events from World Cup Soccer to Fourth of July and fishing tournaments will continue our drive to make Highland Villages Parks and Recreation an added benefit for our residents,” said City Manager Michael Leavitt.

“Mr. Lozano also brings an excellence in professional development that I see will help our City staff to achieve their personal career development goals as well as progressing the active dialog with our Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to develop and enhance the City’s Park facilities.”

Along with serving as Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of DeSoto, Lozano has also worked for the Richardson Independent School District, the City of Allen and the City of Dallas.

“I am very excited about my new opportunity as Director of Parks and Recreation. I believe this opportunity is a perfect fit for my skills and experience and I am looking forward to working with the staff and the community,” said Lozano.

A graduate of the University of Texas, Dallas, Lozano has managed major events while at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park, holds numerous parks and recreation certifications and is active in industry professional associations.

Lozano replaces Linda Cornelius, who recently assumed the position of Parks and Recreation Director for Bryan, Texas.

CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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