January 13, 2011
James Sulentich, currently executive director of the Santa Lucia Conservancy, was named general manager of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District at a board meeting Jan. 13.
“He’s local, he knows the issues,” says MPRPD Board Chair Jennifer Fellguth.
Sulentich, 56, a former Texas state director of the Nature Conservancy, will begin the work of overseeing the district’s 20,000 acres of parkland and open space Feb. 22 at an annual salary of $150,000.
He replaces former manager Joe Donofrio who came under fire in recent months for his $249,000 yearly paycheck. Donofrio was to continue with the district as a consultant until March, but he has stepped down.