The Bellevue Recreation Board is pleased to announce the hiring of only the fourth Director in their 65-year history.
Kenneth P. Stray was hired by the Board on September 12, 2017 to fill the position of the retired and long-time director, Marc Weisenberger.
Ken comes to Bellevue from the City of Richmond Heights, where he is presently the Recreation Director there. He also works for the City of Solon as a Community Manager. Ken received a Bachelor of Science and Music Education from Case Western Reserve University in 2008. After graduation, he entered the US Marine Corps in San Diego, CA. After his service to the country, he earned a Masters of Arts in Recreation & Leisure Studies at the University of Toledo in 2014. His emphasis with this degree was Therapeutic Recreation. Ken is currently an Air Force Reservist and lives in Solon with his wife Suleika, and son William. They plan to relocate to the Bellevue area in the near future.
Ken began as the full time Recreation Director October 2, 2017.
The Bellevue Recreation Board consists of members Evelyn Woodruff, Joel Lapata, Lisa Hay, Ron Miller, City Council rep. Steve Hill, and Chairman Dave Sabo.