Community Services

Director of the Community Services
Director of Community Services Department
Robert Lennox

701 E. Carson St
Carson, CA 90745

Phone: (310) 847-3571
Email:  RLennox@carson.ca.us
 
   
Biography
The City of Carson is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Lennox as the new Director of Community Services/Parks and Recreation. Robert will lead a team of seasoned professionals addressing issues that directly impact the community. Among his many duties is providing operational oversight over all Department programs and services; work cooperatively with Public Works to maintain park grounds, amenities, and buildings, and the Community Center; collaborate with the Executive Team to support the City's plans and priorities; and serve as staff liaison to commissions/committees/boards, community-based organizations, external agencies, citizens, and community stakeholders.

Robert brings to the City a wealth of public sector experience that includes 20 years with both large and small municipalities. He has a passion for empowering communities to become more involved in their neighborhoods through meaningful leisure activities, economic development, and community improvement. He has served the communities of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Yucaipa, and Menifee during his local government career. His areas of expertise include parks master planning, recreation programming, landscape maintenance, park development, land-secured financing, and community engagement.

Robert earned his Masters of Arts in Community Leadership/Youth Agency Administration at California State University, Los Angeles; and his Bachelors of Arts in Ethnic Studies at University of California, San Diego. He is also is a proud graduate of the Southern California Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. Robert is an active member of the Southern California Municipal Athletic Foundation (SCMAF), California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRA), and the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). He has published in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance and the Coro Southern California Leadership Review. He has also presented at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) and the CPRS and SCMAF annual conferences.

Robert has received many awards and certifications, including the League of California Cities' Helen Putnam Award of Excellence, International Nations in Bloom Award with the City of Los Angeles, and twice received the KaBoom Playful Cities USA award with previous agencies. A native and resident of Riverside, he is a former NCAA and semi-professional soccer athlete, and serves as President of the non-profit Riverside City Football Club.
The Community Services Department delivers a significant portion of the services and programs rendered directly to the residents of the City of Carson. The Department is spearheaded by the Director, with support from the Principal Administrative Analyst and the Administrative Secretary. The Director ensures that all services and programs provided by the Department meet the social and recreational needs of Carson's diverse community. Community Services is comprised of three divisions: Community Center, Transportation, and Recreation and Human Services.

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700

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