Kistler, VickyMayor Pawlowski named Vicky Kistler as Interim Parks and Recreation Director while the city conducts a national search to fill the position.

“Vicky brings a wealth of know-how and best practices borne of her experiences in leading the award winning Allentown Health Department,” Pawlowski said. “The collaboration over the years between Parks & Recreation and the Health Bureau has provided her keen insights and knowledge to lead the Parks & Recreation Department during this time period. We are very grateful Vicky has agreed to serve in this capacity.”

Kistler served as the Health Bureau Director since 2007.  Jeff Stout, Associate Director for Environmental Health, will serve as Acting Health Director while Kistler oversees Parks and Recreation.