Steamboat Springs hires Parks & Recreation deputy director

Steamboat Springs has named Robert Burdine as its new Parks & Recreation deputy director.
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The city of Steamboat Springs has named Robert Burdine as its new Parks & Recreation deputy director.

Burdine brings 24 years of experience in land management roles serving Colorado municipalities including the city of Lafayette, Arapahoe County and the city of Westminster, where he worked in leadership roles executing multi-million-dollar budgets, managing departmental plans and land-acquisition and wildlife strategies.

“This new deputy director position is the first step in aligning the department to better serve our community, in this case specifically addressing land development initiatives, assets and facilities,” said Parks & Recreation Director Angela Cosby in a statement. “Rob has a wealth of experience and will be a wonderful addition to a very talented and dedicated team.”

In his new position, Burdine will oversee all land management elements for Steamboat Parks & Recreation and its 23 full-time and 59 seasonal employees.

“Steamboat Springs is known for outdoor adventure and pristine habitat,” Burdine said. “I’m both humbled and excited to be the first deputy director leading a team of engaged professionals in stewarding the communities most passionate interests in the Yampa Valley. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I’m thrilled to get started.”

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