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September 25. 2013 5:59PM

Claremont parks director leaving for Vermont job

CLAREMONT — After nearly 17 years with the city, Parks and Recreation Director Scott Hausler is moving on.

“It been a great ride,” he said.

Hausler said it was a hard decision to leave, but he will remain in the Upper Valley region as the new assistant director for the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department in Hartford, Vt.

Hausler lives in Wilder, a village of Hartford.

“I certainly wasn’t looking for employment. It was kind of an opportunity that came available and one I felt I really couldn’t pass up. It’s a good direction for me to go,” Hausler said.

Hausler plans to make the transition mid-October and looks forward to working with Claremont Parks and Recreation officials in a regional capacity.

In Hartford he will oversee programing at the new Maxfield Sports Complex, which is currently under construction. He will also manage Hartford’s ice rink, the Wendell A. Barwood Arena, as well as oversee a renovation of the ice rink.

Most recently Hausler lead the city in the construction of its new community center that opened in the spring.

“He’s been a great employee all around and that is reflected in the new community center,” said City Manager Guy Santagate. “It’s a great facility and we have 4,000 members now. And that speaks volumes for him his time and talent and abilities.”

“It’s just time for a change for him,” Santagate said.

Hausler will be missed greatly, but city officials are pleased for him, Santagate said. “It’s a loss to the city, but it’s been a great run for him and a great run for the city.”

mpierce@newstote.com


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