Griffin hired as new Parks and Recreation Director
By Sherrie Williams
After Iowa Park City Council interviewed four candidates Saturday they made a conditional offer to Jason Griffin of Iowa Park for the Parks and Recreation Director position.
After completion of required testing and personnel verification, Griffin started his new position this morning.
Jason and his family moved to Iowa Park in 2013. Both he and his wife, Ann were stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base.
Griffin said at the end of their military service they decided to find a permanent home and they ad some active duty friends who lived in Iowa Park and highly recommended the community.
“We did some research and decided to come out here and look it over. I have lived in several places all over the world and what makes Iowa Park unique is the people. They are friendly and accept you with open arms. The real appeal of Iowa Park is when they say we are family they mean it,” said Griffin.
He and Ann have a “blended family. They have five children, three girls and two boys. The boys are Midget football players and the two oldest girls are members of the pep squad. The youngest is six months old. “She will be on the sidelines until she is old enough to show her Hawk Pride, Griffin said.
He said he gets emotional just talking about the Hawk Pride he and his family have.
Griffin is a Kansas native raised on a farm. He enjoys the outdoors and also has a passion for learning and education.
“We are an unplugged family. We spend a lot of time outdoors as a family,” said Griffin.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in business administration and a Master’s degree in business management, from Wayland Baptist University.
He also has an Associate of Arts in Education and training management and AS in Tactical Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Science.
Griffin said he looks forward to working for the City of Iowa Park.
“We have a top notch pool and spray park and some great parks. I want to give back to the community. I want to help give the citizens of Iowa Park what they deserve and they deserve the very best. I will welcome their input. I will be open to hear all citizens suggestions and/or complaints, and work with the city manager and the city council to take action if it is within our operating practices,” said Griffin. “My wife knows it is like active duty, when the city calls I need to go.”