After working more than 20 years for the city of Temecula, Herman Parker, the city’s Community Services Director, has resigned, officials announced Wednesday.
Parker, who served as director for 13 years, will serve as Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors’ community service director beginning Nov. 16, Temecula city officials said in a news release.
“I have been very fortunate to be able to work with great teams and City Councils who truly understand Community Services and care about the community,” Parker said in a news release. “I will always treasure my years in Temecula and I am grateful for the opportunities that were provided to me.”
The new community services department was formed in April by the board to provide greater coordinated services to the public as well as to achieve cost savings and efficiencies, officials said. It merges the Parks Department, Housing and Community Development, the Library Advisory Committee, the Human Services Commission and the Arts Commission, according to the news release.
Parker previously worked for the city of Riverside and the County of Los Angles. He also was a professional football player with the Buffalo Bills, according to the news release.
“Herman Parker’s legacy in Temecula will live on, said Temecula City Manager Shawn Nelson, in the news release. “Mr. Parker created programs and built facilities that improved the quality of life for all age groups in the community. I wish Herman and his family only the best in the future.”