(This is an update – FRL finally got a photo of Ms. Shugar – thanks Kimberly!)
In an email to city staff Dale Rademacher, Director of Public Works and Natural Resources for the City of Longmont, announced that Kimberly Shugar has accepted the position of Natural Resources Manager for Longmont.
Shugar has a very interesting and comprehensive background that should be a strong incentive for Longmont to improve its natural resources management practices.
Shugar is currently with the South Florida Water Management District as the Department Director for Intergovernmental Programs. She has extensive experience in land acquisition, water, and overall ecosystem management and preservation, said Rademacher.
Shugar brings a strong environmental background having served as Director of Ecosystem Projects with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. According to Rademacher, “she managed and coordinated environmental restoration projects in areas including Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades.”
Longmont has long needed someone whose first priority is open space and the environment. It is hoped that her background in land acquisition, water, and ecosystem management and preservation will be a strong asset in protecting the environmental resource of Longmont’s Union Reservoir and in acquiring and protecting the surrounding lands.
Kimberly Shugar begins her post with the City of Longmont on June 30th.