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Hensley headed to Denton

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Word came through yesterday that former interim assistant city manager and soon-to-be former Parks and Recreation Department director Sara Hensley is officially moving on to become an assistant city manager of Denton, Texas. She starts her new position May 13. Hensley announced her move at Tuesday’s Parks and Recreation Board meeting, saying, “I have enjoyed the last 12 years of my career here in Austin and it’s a bittersweet pill for me to swallow … but when you feel like you are ready to do something a little different and take on a new challenge, there’s nothing more exciting.” She also took time to praise improvements in the department. “When I first came to Austin, no one wanted to work for the Parks and Recreation Department. Now we have other staff in other departments dying to come over and work with us,” she said, offering to help if needed while expressing confidence in the crew she was leaving behind. “There will not be a skipped beat.”

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