- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Lexington has fired its director of parks and recreation less than six months after he took the job.

The city says Brad Chambers, who started June 2, did not successfully complete his probationary period and was terminated Tuesday.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (https://bit.ly/1FdMtIW) city employees are traditionally given a six-month probation period before being hired permanently.

Susan Straub, a spokeswoman for the city, wouldn’t comment further on the reasons for Chambers’ departure because it was a personnel matter.

Chambers, a retired commander in the U.S. Navy reserves, has directed parks operations in Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee. He replaced Jerry Hancock, who retired last year. The position pays $103,324 annually.

General Services Commissioner Geoff Reed will be interim director until a permanent parks director is hired.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, https://www.kentucky.com


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