David Langhorst to lead Idaho Parks and Recreation

csewell@idahostatesman.comJuly 17, 2014 

— The Idaho Park and Recreation Board has selected David Langhorst as the new director of Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

Most recently, Langhorst served as a commissioner for the Idaho State Tax Commission. He also served as a state senator in the Idaho Legislature from 2002 to 2008 and on several boards of directors throughout Idaho and on a national level. "We were extremely fortunate to have an outstanding group of qualified candidates. The board selected David Langhorst based on his experience, management skills, and proven ability to lead through times of change. He also has a strong desire to ensure access to Idaho’s many outdoor parks and recreational opportunities for future generations," said Board Chair Charles Correll in a press release. Langhorst will oversee the operation of 30 state parks, recreation programs and many recreational trails. Langhorst succeeds Nancy Merrill who is retiring after serving five years as the agency's director. Langhorst will assume his new duties Aug. 4.

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