South Fayette hires parks and recreation director

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Miles "Butch" Truitt of Oil City is set to join South Fayette on April 22 as parks and recreation director, township manager Ryan Eggleston said tonight.

Mr. Truitt is director of the parks and streets department in Oil City, where he has worked for 30 years.

Following several rounds of interviews by the parks board and township officials, Mr. Truitt was chosen from about 60 nationwide applicants to replace Jerry Males, who has resigned.

Commissioners had voted Wednesday night to extend the employment offer, and Mr. Truitt accepted today, Mr. Eggleston said. Annual salary is $60,300.

Mr. Eggleston, a former manager of Oil City in Venango County, previously worked with Mr. Truitt.

"When you look at his energy, abilities, attitude, teamwork skills and his work ethic, they're all going to help tremendously to grow our parks and recreation department in the coming years," Mr. Eggleston said.

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Andrea Iglar, freelance writer: suburbanliving@post-gazette.com.


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