Parks and Recreation Director, Deputy Director Resign

Department of Parks and Recreation Director Charmaine Kamaka and Deputy Director Ryan Chong have submitted their resignations, effective September 22.

The announcement was made on Monday, with no resignation explanation.

“We are very grateful for all that Charmaine and Ryan have done for the community,” said Mayor Harry Kim. “They took on a very difficult task and did good work.”

Roxcie Waltjen, the Department’s Culture Education Administrator, has been asked to fill in as the interim Director of Parks and Recreation, the Mayor said in a statement.

A letter to the County Council for Ms. Waltjen’s confirmation will be drafted this week.