Lakeville has hired a new Parks and Recreation director.
Late Thursday, the city announced it has hired Brett Altergott, currently a parks director in Germantown, Wisc., to replace Steve Michaud, the city’s first and only parks director who retired in July after 38 years.
He is scheduled to begin with Lakeville on Jan. 2.
Altergott, who has a bachelor’s degree in recreation management and a master’s degree in recreation administration, was selected to fill the position from 80 applicants nationwide.
City Administrator Steve Mielke said in a news release that Altergott’s experience, passion and enthusiasm for sports set him apart from other applicants and made him “a great fit for the position.”
Altergott worked as a recreation supervisor for the cities of Greenfield, Wisc. and Munster, Ind. before he began working for Germantown in 2005.