Russell Packett

Community Services Director

Russell has been the Director of Community Services since August of 2012.  He has a BS in Recreation Resources Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and has worked since 1993 in the field of recreation in Maine (11 years as the Assistant Director in Yarmouth & 8 years as the Director in Freeport). Russell is responsible for the financial and management duties of the department. This includes overseeing staff, facilities, programs and the financial health of the department. Russell is very active in the Maine Recreation and Park Association serving as its Treasurer for the past decade and having received the Annual Young Professional award in 2002. In addition, Russell is nationally certified as a Certified Park & Recreation Professional and an Aquatic Facility Operator by the National Recreation and Park Association. In his free time Russell is an IAABO basketball official and has spent many of his winter nights over the past 18 years on the basketball court.  In addition, he travels each year to the island of St John USVI for a couple of weeks of R & R and fantasizes about making the small Caribbean island his home upon retirement.