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The City of Twin Falls is pleased to announce that it has hired Wendy Davis, of Nampa, Idaho, and formerly of Twin Falls, to replace Dennis Bowyer as the Parks and Recreation Director. Bowyer is retiring in June after more than 30 years of service.
Davis was raised in Twin Falls and is a graduate of Twin Falls High School. She was the first Aquatics Director at the Twin Falls City Pool and served as the Director of the Jerome Recreation District for five years. Davis earned a Masters of Education from Idaho State University and currently serves as Recreation Program Supervisor for the Nampa Recreation Department.
She has several years of experience developing recreation programs for diverse populations to encourage participation, as well as coordinating large community events. She brings with her more than a decade of experience, as well as a proven track record of increasing community involvement in parks and recreation.
Bowyer officially started his career with the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department in 1981, after working part-time for the department’s recreation programs. He played a critical role in coordinating efforts to expand and connect the trail system in Twin Falls. He also oversaw park maintenance operations during a time when the City realized significant growth in parks and public areas. In 1992 the City maintained 525 acres (not including the Twin Falls Golf Club) and by 2014 the City was responsible for maintaining more than 1,360 acres.
The City of Twin Falls received 39 applications for the position of Recreation Director, which was narrowed down to three applicants for final interviews.Davis will work along side Bowyer for one week before officially beginning her new role on July 6. Dennis will officially retire on June 26. A retirement party will be held for Bowyer at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 at Twin Falls City Park. The public is encouraged to attend and to thank Bowyer for his dedication and service to our community.