Three new faces are gracing the offices of the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District with the swearing in of two new commissioners and the appointment of a new district manager.
Schell Ross and Toni Overmyer were recently elected to the board of commissioners, replacing Bernadette Barrett and Marty Martinson, respectively. Ross and Overmyer are the first new commissioners for the board since its formation in 2009 when voters overwhelmingly approved creation of the district to save the Mount Rainier Pool from closure.
Also attending his first board meeting Jan. 7 was Rodger Bennett, the district’s new manager. Bennett has more than 25 years of experience in city and financial management, ….. MORE