BEND, Ore. - The Bend Park & Recreation District Board of Directors appointed Dan Fishkin as the newest board member at their Tuesday, February 19th meeting to fill a vacancy created by Dallas Brown's resignation in January.
Fishkin will serve until June 30, 2013. The seat is open for election in May to complete the remaining two years of the term through June 30, 2015
Fishkin is a business attorney with 35 years of professional experience as a lawyer, developer and business consultant.
After relocating to Bend six years ago, he became an active volunteer in the community.
He served as a member of the Bend Park and Recreation District Budget Committee from 2008-2011 and as a Director of the Tower Theatre Foundation Board from 2011-2012.
A graduate of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy, Bend Police Department Citizen's Academy and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Academy, he is currently a member of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team. Fishkin and his wife have a teenage son who is involved in local youth sports and BPRD recreation activities.
Fishkin was selected from a field of nine applicants following interviews conducted by the board. Board members praised the candidates for their high levels of experience and personal connections to the community.
For additional information on the Board of Directors, visit www.bendparksandrec.org or contact Paula Lowery, BPRD Executive Assistant at (541) 706-6110 or email@example.com.