Abrego Named Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Director
February 11, 2021
The City of Culver City is pleased to announce the appointment of Armando Abrego as Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Director. Mr. Abrego officially assumed the role on February 8.
"Since I've known Armando, I've been consistently impressed by his steadfast dedication to delivering high-quality recreation services to the Culver City community," said City Manager John Nachbar. "He has many admirable qualities, including his leadership skills, professionalism, experience and easy going demeanor. I'm grateful for all of his efforts in leading our outstanding PRCS team and collaborating with various governmental entities and community partners to serve residents. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Armando has brought new vital programs to fruition. I've come to rely on him throughout the years, and I know he will be successful in his new, official capacity as our PRCS Director."
Over the past 35 years, Mr. Abrego has administered numerous senior, social services and recreation programs; managed facilities and capital improvement projects; and successfully submitted and administered grant-funded programs. Mr. Abrego's experience spans several roles within the PRCS Department, including Acting PRCS Director, most recently as, well as both Senior and Social Services Manager and Recreation and Community Services Manager for the past 15 years. Mr. Abrego came to Culver City with a comprehensive public service career, which includes serving the City of Pico Rivera, the Duarte Unified School District, the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and the City of West Hollywood.
"I am proud and honored to lead a group of dedicated staff, volunteers and instructors who work diligently with all age groups to offer lifelong learning opportunities in Culver City," Mr. Abrego commented. "Our PRCS team has unique backgrounds and life experiences that come out in their work to improve residents' lives and contribute to the rich diversity of our community."
Armando Abrego holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Recreation Administration from California Polytechnic University, Pomona and graduated from the National Parks, Recreation and Parks Administration Pacific Marketing and Revenue Sources Management School and the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation's (SCMAF) School of Sports Management. He has been an active member of and affiliated with the California Parks and Recreation Society, SCMAF, National Youth Sports Coaches Association, Bay Area Municipal Athletic Association, Southeast Municipal Athletic Association, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and the City of Culver City's Government and Racial Equity Alliance committee.
Visit the PRCS Department website to learn about community programs.