town-hallJacqueline “Jackie” Rodriguez is the new recreation director at Town Hall. “I hope to bring Town Hall back up to the standards for which it was originally built — as a meeting place to bring the community together, with recreation programs for all,” she said.

Rodriguez spent the previous three years working in a similar capacity for the City of Riverside Parks and Recreation Department. While there she helped administer a grant program, NEOP (nutrition education and obesity prevention), that provided information and training for families who otherwise might not have any knowledge or awareness in those areas. She supervised programs serving young persons from ages 4 to 17.

Rodriguez, a native of Riverside County, currently lives in Moreno Valley. She is completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at California State University, San Bernardino. “I’m in my last few months and will be graduating soon,” she said.

Asked what goals she has for Town Hall recreation, Rodriguez mentioned several: to build more field trips into the summer camp program; to expand senior Wii and make Town Hall a “second home” for area seniors; and to expand general recreation opportunities for youth and adults.

“I’d like to hear from the community, what programs or events they would like to have offered,” she said. “Please come by, say hello and tell me what recreational opportunities, classes or events you would like.”