North Tahoe Public Utility District park and facilities manager retires

Special to the Sun
Kathy Long enjoys her retirement party.
Courtesy photo |

TAHOE, Calif. — Kathy Long, the North Tahoe Public Utility District’s park and facilities manager, retired from the NTPUD on Aug. 2, after serving the District for more than eight years.

Kathy will be greatly missed by the NTPUD and the many agencies and residents with whom she worked. Her relationships with the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and other community groups resulted in stronger relations, the building of a new children’s playground in the North Tahoe Regional Park, and a community garden.

She continues to work with Dog Day in the Park and other dog park supporters to see that project to completion. NTPUD is proud of her association with the District and the many things that have been completed in her tenure, including the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, a new Parks Department Master Plan, and a restructuring of staffing at the North Tahoe Event Center, which resulted in significant positive changes to its operation and bottom line.

She also helped bring technology to the District’s parks department by supporting the implementation of a work order/asset management program for maintenance of District parks and facilities, as well as computer-based scheduling and billing software for the Event Center and parks facilities, tasks previously performed by hand.

Prior to her employment with the NTPUD, Kathy was the district administrator for the Rio Linda/Elverta Recreation and Park District and before that, the park division manager of the Chico Area Recreation and Park District, where she began her career in the parks and recreation field.

Kathy graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture/horticulture.

NTPUD extends its best wishes to Kathy for continued health and happiness in her retirement and success in all future endeavors. Thanks for all you have done for the community, Kathy!

The North Tahoe Public Utility District provides sewer and water service to the residents of Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Cedar Flat and Agate Bay. The District owns, manages and maintains the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. In addition, the District owns and/or maintains all of the public beaches in the District including Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, and Secline Beach to name just a few. The North Tahoe Event Center in downtown Kings Beach is also owned and managed by the District. Visit or call 530-546-4212.

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