The town of Normal's new Director of Parks and Recreation comes to the town from Washington, Illinois.
7-year-old Doug Damery, 47, was selected for the post following a ten-week national search. He succeeds Chris Cotten, who left for a similar job in Salina, Kansas.
Damery has headed up parks in Washington since 2003. Prior to that, he worked in Itasca, Illinois and Carmel, Indiana. He'll begin his duties in Normal on November first.