“With our diverse natural surroundings, we wanted a Parks and Recreation Director who would take advantage of American Canyon’s unique location and attributes,” said City Manager Jason Holley. “TS Talent Solutions searched high and low to find talented applicants. We found an excellent new Parks and Recreation Director in Alexandra Ikeda, and I am confident she will deliver for our community.”
TS Talent Solutions Direct Bob Hall, a retired city manager and experienced recruiter, took the lead on the recruitment. Bob has a strong and positive reputation among the local government community in California and brings his years of local government experience to the table.
While Bob took the lead on the recruitment activities, the Tripei Smith Talent Solutions team focused on the visuals and language to drive recruitment through advertising and digital platforms.
The search process resulted in the hiring of Alexandra Ikeda to fill the Director of Parks and Recreation position. Ikeda is a 20-year parks and recreation professional with experience in environmental quality project management and program administration. She came to the City as the Recreation Department Manager at the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District for nearly four years.
“American Canyon is a unique community, and I am happy to have helped them find the talent who will make a positive impact in the city,” said Bob. “We had a large pool of talented professionals who viewed American Canyon as a desirable place to work, so I credit the City Council and City Staff with curating a positive work environment.”
About TS Talent Solutions
TS Talent Solutions is a California-based executive search and talent development organization focused on the local government sector. A division of Tripepi Smith, TS Talent Solutions leverages the expertise and digital acumen of its parent firm to deliver next-generation recruitment solutions for public agencies. The quest for talent never ends, but progress is made with TS Talent Solutions.
About American Canyon
The City of American Canyon, with its picturesque backdrop of rural rolling agricultural hills, is located in southern Napa County, about 35 miles northeast of San FranciscoIt is the San Francisco Bay Area’s entry point to the Napa and Sonoma Valley wineries–areas internationally recognized for producing some of the world’s finest wines. The City of American Canyon was incorporated in 1992 and has a population of approximately 21,000 people. Their mission is to ensure a healthy and sustainable organization, deliver exemplary services that are responsive to community priorities, and work toward a shared vision for the future.