Charlie Lehn has been named the new Parks Facility Manager. He replaces Dan Mazloski who vacated the position earlier this year. Lehn became a Champlin resident in the early 1990’s. Since 2004, he has worked in the city’s public works department. For the last two years he was the Head worker of the grounds crew overseeing the mow crew’s operations where he supervised about a dozen employees. He holds a business degree from St. John’s University and is a general contractor by trade.
Lehn is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities in his new role with the city. Some of the key priorities Lehn will be focusing on in the coming months include the phase two renovations at Andrews Park, and some upgrades to other parks. Based on council approval, some of those include baseball diamond improvements at Reynolds Park and a new play structure at Harold Johnson Park.
Lehn will also be involved in the ongoing planning for Mississippi Crossings. Additionally, having been very involved in hockey both as a former player and a parent of hockey players, he will also be keeping his eye on the issue of changing refrigeration policies — a potential unfunded mandate — being reviewed at the state level.
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