City Hires New Splash House Director

The Splash House has new leadership, just in time for the opening of the 2017 season. As of today, Andy Davis is the new director for the water park under the City of Marion Parks & Recreation system. Davis, born in Marion, resided in Fairmount and graduated from Madison- Grant High School. He then went to Purdue University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Recreational Management.

After graduation, Davis took on an opportunity in Michigan for Americorps. Soon after, he returned to Marion and served one year for the Grant County YMCA as an Assistant Program Director. During his time there, he led an anti-drug program for early teens. Davis served an additional four years at the Camp Tecumseh YMCA in Brookston, Indiana, as the Lake Director and Outdoor Education leader. Davis then served eight years as the Program Manager for the Boys & Girls Club in Portage, Indiana. There, he oversaw the multitude of athletic programs including a leadership club. Davis said the Portage Boys & Girls Club served an average of 250 kids during his tenure.

Davis then went to graduate school at Ball State University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration. This past year, he was employed at the Kokomo YMCA in membership services until he learned of the opportunity in Marion.

“I’m really looking forward to the work ahead and just excited to get out there,” said Davis. Davis assured he’s confident that he will be a great fit for the new role at the Splash House and more, citing his experience working with youth and the public, especially in an aquatic environment. “I’m passionate about aquatics and excited to be a part of something fun and entertaining for the community.”

Davis also has experience as a lifeguard, and in water safety instruction.

Parks & Recreation Executive Director Belinda Hussong said she’s thankful they found a well-qualified person for the job, particularly in time for the opening of the Splash House’s 11th season. “Andy has a lot of experience, but also has all of our support to make things run as efficiently as possible.”

Media Contact:
Belinda Hussong
765.662.9931
bhussong@marionindiana.us

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