Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Names Administration & Planning Director; Recreation & Facilities Director

Carmel, Ind. (Jan. 30, 2023) – Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) has named Eric Mehl as the department’s administration & planning director and Michael Normand as recreation & facilities director.  

“Both Eric and Michael have worked with CCPR for over a decade,” said Kurtis Baumgartner, CCPR Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. “During their tenure, they have shown tremendous growth and demonstrated strong leadership capabilities. Their comprehensive experience with our parks, programs, and facilities will be an asset to our team and our community.” 

Eric Mehl Named Administration & Planning Director
Mehl has worked with the department for 13 years and most recently served as recreation & facilities director. 

As administration & planning director, Mehl oversees CCPR’s business services and human resources teams. He is responsible for coordinating department-wide planning efforts, maintaining department records, and managing administrative planning functions and policies. 

Mehl has extensive park and recreation experience. He managed a $6 million budget for the Monon Community Center (MCC) and The Waterpark, oversaw facility operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, led 17 full-time staff and over 400 part-time staff seasonally, and managed capital projects. 

“I have learned so much during my tenure with Carmel Clay Parks and I look forward to what this new chapter holds,” Mehl said. “It is a privilege to continue serving our community and the Carmel Clay Parks team in this new capacity.” 

Mehl studied fine arts and design at Ohio State University. He is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional and holds Aquatics Facility Operations and Aquatics Facility Operations Instructor certifications. He graduated from the National Recreation and Park Association’s Director School in 2019. 

Michael Normand Named Recreation & Facilities Director
Normand has worked with the department for 14 years and most recently served as recreation & facilities assistant director. 

As recreation & facilities director, Normand oversees operations and staff of the MCC and The Waterpark as well as recreation programming.  

Normand first worked with the department as an intern in 2008, later joining the team full-time as a member services supervisor. Over the years he has risen through the ranks garnering experience in customer service, recreation programming, project management, and operations. 

“Carmel Clay Parks has offered me incredible opportunities to grow and learn in the field of parks and recreation,” Normand said. “I look forward to serving the team and community in this new role.” 

Normand has a degree in tourism, hospitality, and event management from Indiana University. He is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional.

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