Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
I started my Municipal career in parks and recreation, where I spent a combined 7 years working as a park leader then code enforcement/park ranger before making the move into Planning and Community Development. My Planning experience spans over 11 years and I currently manage a Planning Department in a fast paced, growing City on the west coast.
There is an upcoming opening in a very nice city that's close to home for a Parks and Recreation Director. The City is looking at planning for new parks, setting up a trail system, and evaluating security at parks and recreation facilities. Given my background, I'd feel pretty comfortable tackling the aforementioned as well as already having a handle on supervision, managing contracts, budgeting, etc.
Is it too far fetched to attempt a change like this given I've been in Planning for so long? It just seems like a good opportunity to not only grow professionally, but to also reduce the stress level slightly by stepping away from the high paced and political development realm.
Thank you in advance for your wisdom.