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New Deputy Director for Community services for Stockton

Arecia Yee will join the City of Stockton Community Services Department management team as Deputy Director of Recreation, effective May 18, 2015.

Arecia Yee will join the City of Stockton Community Services Department management team as Deputy Director of Recreation, effective May 18, 2015.  

“We are very excited about Arecia joining the team,” said Community Services Director John Alita.  “Her community-oriented leadership style as well as her strong interpersonal abilities will greatly benefit our department and the citizens of Stockton.”

Ms. Yee, who is currently a Community Service Manager with the City of Richmond, will oversee City of Stockton Community Services Department programs and community centers.  Her responsibilities in Richmond are consistent with what her role in Stockton will be, including directing and managing senior and lead employees, and facilitating and scheduling community programs and facilities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, with a minor in Recreation Administration, from California State University Sacramento

“Community Services is so much more than activities,” said Yee.  “We work with the whole family, we touch the lives of so many people, and we collaborate with other departments and agencies to bring together the resources, individuals, and the community need for a better quality of life.  That is my passion: helping the community and working with our employees in their personal and professional development.”

Ms. Yee received the City of Richmond Recreation Department Director’s Award in 2011 and led the aquatics staff to earn the Richmond’s Customer Service Award in 2015.  She is an active member of the California Parks and Recreation Society, a member of the League of Black Women, and in the 2015 Contra Costa Local Government Leadership Academy.

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