Park District Hires New District Administrator

Fair Oaks, CA  |  Fair Oaks Rec and Park District
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Mike Aho, new District Administrator. Photo courtesy FO Rec and Park

Fair Oaks, CA (MPG) - The Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District has announced the appointment of Mike Aho as its new District Administrator. The Board of Directors selected Aho after a lengthy national search and approved his employment agreement at a special meeting on June 27, 2017. His official service with the District will begin July 24, 2017.

Mike Aho comes to Fair Oaks with over 30 years of experience in parks and recreation, most recently serving as the Parks and Recreation Director of the city of Eagle, Idaho. As the first director of a newly created Parks and Recreation department, he was responsible for park maintenance and development, trail management and development, recreation, special events and facility maintenance. Under his tutelage, the program budget grew from $926,526 to $4.3 million with six full-time staff, and he managed approximately 24 miles of trails, 189-acre mountain bike park, 40-acres of parks and the maintenance of the library, museum, city hall, and the senior center.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation with an emphasis in Outdoor, Public and Therapeutic Recreation from Eastern Washington University, Aho served in leadership roles as the founder and director of the nonprofit Junction Teen Center, which provided outdoor recreation activities for troubled teens, and then with the City of Spokane Washington, where under his guidance it became one of the largest municipal outdoor programs in the country.

Mike is married with two adult children. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, road biking, cross country and telemark skiing, fly fishing, hiking, camping, golf, snowshoeing, snowboarding, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, cooking and bread making.