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Cedar Falls Iowa - Mike Soppe Named Cedar Falls Recreation and Community Programs Manager 20 May 2022 ( news )
Cedar Falls , state Iowa ( By Press Release office)
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The City of Cedar Falls has announced that Mike Soppe has been named the Cedar Falls Recreation and Community Programs Manager . Soppe currently serves as a Public Works and Parks Supervisor for the City and will begin his new role at the beginning of June .
Soppe started as a seasonal worker for the City 20 years ago before becoming a full - time maintenance worker . He went on to serve as a Parks supervisor starting in 2012 . In 2018 , he became a Public Works and Parks Supervisor , bringing 10 years of supervisory experience with him to his new position .
A Physical Education graduate from the University of Northern Iowa , Soppe said he is excited to start in this new role which aligns with his passion and education . He is also in his 24
season as a youth coach .
As the Recreation and Community Programs Manager , Soppe will plan , coordinate , operate , and manage the City ' s Recreation and Fitness Center , recreation programs , services , and activities within the Community Development Department , including aquatics , wellness programs , and youth and adult sports in addition to managing staff and working with the public .
I love being outdoors and I think recreation is very beneficial for growth and development in kids and adults alike , Soppe said . Having worked for the City these past two decades , I know the team at the Rec and the wonderful facilities we have here in Cedar Falls . I think they have done an amazing job bringing activities and programming to our community and I am looking forward to helping the Rec grow even further .
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