Parks and Recreation has hired a new supervisor of the sailing program. For club members that means a new landlord for the boat storage compound and a new influence in the LFYC Thursday night race series. Jeff Wait, superintendent of Parks and Recreation's special facilities, which include all waterfront activities, sent the club this announcement:
I am excited to announce that the Recreation Department has hired a new Sailing Supervisor, Morgan Collins. Morgan has his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s in Higher Education and has completed his course work for a Ph.D. in Applied Sociology and Education. He is a member of the National Faculty of US Sailing, the governing body for sailing in the United States, where he developed the small boat curriculum, is a Regional Training Coordinator and is chairperson of the Community Sailing Sanctioning Committee.
Morgan brings has an impressive list of certifications with him. He is a Level 1 and 2 Instructor, Level 3 Coach, Level 1 Instructor Trainer, Level 2-3 Coach Trainer and is a Safety and Rescue Instructor Trainer. He has decades of coaching and administrative experience. He has coached for the University of Michigan, Columbia University, and University of California, Irvine. For the last 11 years he has served as Executive Director of Sail Sand Point in Seattle, Washington. At Sail Sand Point he created and delivered sailing programs for 1,700 youth and 200 adults, managed and scheduled a staff of 32, managed budgets in excess of half a million dollars, and oversaw the maintenance of a fleet of 134 watercraft.
Due to some previous commitments in January, Morgan will assume his responsibilities with The City of Lake Forest on February 2, 2015. When he is aboard and settled in, please welcome him to the City.
Superintendent of Special Facilities
The City of Lake Forest
400 Hastings Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045