After over two decades in the role, Ames Parks & Recreation Director Resigned Thursday.
Nancy Carroll announced that she has accepted the position of Director of Fund Development for BILD International, a non-profit organization that trains church leaders around the world.
Carroll will leave the City of Ames on January 31st and will begin her new job in February.
“After 28 years, leaving the City of Ames is an extremely difficult decision,” Carroll said. “I love this job, my co-workers, the City leadership, and this community. I’ve been honored to be part of an organization that truly makes a difference in peoples’ lives.”
An Ames native, Carroll has spent three decades at the City of Ames first joining in 1985 as the aquatics supervisor. She gained promotion to her current role in 1991.
City Manager Steve Schainker thanked Carroll for her years of service. “During Nancy’s tenure, the Ames Parks and Recreation Department continually accomplished its mission of enriching the quality of life for Ames citizens. Nancy has played a critical role in developing many of the amenities we enjoy today including Ada Hayden Heritage Park, the Ames/ISU Ice Arena, and the Furman Aquatic Center. Her passion, leadership, enthusiasm, and commitment to customer service will be greatly missed, but I’m sure will serve her well in her new position.”
A national search will begin immediately for Carroll’s replacement.