Manhattan Beach's long time Parks and Recreation Department director Richard Gill announced Monday he will retire from his position in May after 14 years working with the city.
"Richard Gill has been an esteemed member of the city staff for many years and we are grateful to him for guiding the Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Commission to respond to changing community needs and priorities and consistently developing creative new programs and solutions, all in a cost-efficient manner,” Manhattan Beach city manager David Carmany said in a release. "We wish Richard the very best in retirement."
Carmany also said that before Gill's May 10 retirement, he will work with Gill to ensure his smooth transition from the department.
Gill called his service to Manhattan Beach an honor.
"I would like to thank all the city councilmembers, commissions, city staff and the community who I have worked with and served for more than 14 years in the City of Manhattan Beach," Gill said in the release. "It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve in such a great community.”