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Madison promotes Interim Parks Superintendent to permanent position

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MADISON(WKOW) -- Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Monday afternoon announced the promotion of that Eric Knepp to Madison Parks Superintendent.

Knepp has previously served as the department's Assistant Superintendent, as well as its Administrative and Financial Manager. He has also been the Interim Parks Superintendent since Kevin Briski left the position in June.

“Eric's experience in the City of Madison as well as his understanding of the importance of not only recreation in our parks, but also conservation, enterprise operations, and community engagement make him a great fit,” said Madison Mayor Paul Soglin.

A native of Indiana, Knepp earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Evansville and a Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Knepp has been a Madison city employee since 2006, working in both the Finance Department and the Parks Division. He and wife Fern and two children live on Madison's west side. His salary will be $120,000.

The City of Madison has over 6,000 acres of land devoted to parks and recreation, including over 270 parks, four golf courses, play areas, wooded hiking trails, wetlands, dog parks, community gardens, tennis courts, nature trails and boat launches.

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