Today, we highlight more exciting leadership changes that the Community Services Department has undergone lately. The beginning of Fiscal Year 24 saw the internal promotion of three incredible home-grown talents to three key positions within the Department.

Amy Bennett Promotes to Champions Club Operations Manager
In mid-October, Amy Bennett was promoted to Champions Club Operations Manager. Amy's journey with Community Services spans over thirteen years, during which she has demonstrated unwavering dedication and a passion for excellence. Beginning from the ground up, Amy has steadily ascended through the ranks in the Community Services Department, showcasing her versatility in overseeing athletics, programs, camps, Club Metro, events, and more.

Amy's leadership as the Assistant Recreation manager was pivotal in Champions Club's successful launch and ongoing success. Venturing outside her comfort zone, she took charge of key revenue growth areas, steering the membership and fitness programs to unprecedented heights. Amy's commitment to delivering world-class customer service is instrumental in fostering a thriving community within Champions Club.

Jennifer Blackstock Becomes New Recreation Programs Manager
Following a rigorous selection process that attracted numerous highly qualified candidates, Jennifer Blackstock was promoted to Recreation Programs Manager at the end of last year. Jennifer's journey with the city began in 2018, and her strong leadership qualities have been evident since day one. Her tenacity and unwavering dedication to strong planning, staff training, and unparalleled pool safety and quality made her an outstanding Aquatics Supervisor. She will bring those qualities into her new role overseeing Southlake’s world-class recreation programs.

This promotion is a testament to her dedication, skills, and the positive impact she has made within the Community Services Department. We can’t wait to see what amazing things her team will accomplish under her leadership.

Zack Miller Steps Up as New Aquatics Supervisor

Zack Miller recently took over the Aquatics Supervisor position. Starting in a part-time role at the Marq, Zack's journey exemplifies the City of Southlake's commitment to fostering talent from within. Zack’s willingness to get involved, help solve departmental-wide problems, and commitment to world-class customer service helped him transition from a part-time Champions Club front desk employee to the full-time Aquatics Center Coordinator.
His technical knowledge and outstanding skills in aquatics have been a valuable asset, setting him up for success as he steps into the Aquatics Supervisor role.

Congratulations Amy Bennett, Jennifer Blackstock, and Zack Miller on your well-deserved promotions. These advancements signify the city's dedication to promoting learning and growth!

On February 9th, the Southlake Police Department promoted two officers and gave awards to others and a civilian.  Friends and family packed the community room at Southlake DPS Headquarters for the celebration.

Chief Brandon spoke on the importance of family in this career and how they are instrumental for an officer to be successful.  He stated he is proud with the direction the department is going with these promotions.

--Corporal Stefan Petrovich was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

--Officer Craig D’amico was promoted to the rank of Corporal.

--Corporal Micah Davis was awarded Officer of the Year for 2022.

--Sergeant William Thomas was awarded Supervisor of the Year for 2022.

--Officer Alex Adams was awarded Officer of the Quarter (Q1).

--Erika Fletcher was awarded Civilian of the Year.

Congratulations to all for their hard work and dedication to the City of Southlake!

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