Bill Zimmermann, a native of Oceanside, New York, was appointed Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the City of New Rochelle in March 2004, following his original appointment as Director in July 2000. Mr. Zimmermann has held several public sector managerial positions working seventeen years for the Town of Mamaroneck, serving as the Superintendent of Recreation. He also served five plus years as Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for the Village of Irvington-On-Hudson and for two years as an Assistant Facilities Manager for the Town of Ramapo in Rockland County, New York.
Mr. Zimmermann received his undergraduate bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland in 1976, preceded by an associate in applied science degree from SUNY @ Delhi Agricultural & Technical College in 1973.
He is well versed in municipal parks and recreation operations, currently serving as a faculty member of the National Director’s School accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association and North Carolina State University and a distinguished member of the American Academy for Parks and Recreation Administration. He also serves as a professional delegate to the National Recreation and Park Association representing the Mid-Atlantic Regional Network and is the recipient of the prestigious Michael B. Berman Special Fellow Citation award. He is Past Chair and Regent Board Member for North Carolina State University’s Supervisor’s Management School. His commitment also includes service on the NRPA Board of Trustees, the APRS Board of Directors, Chairman of NRPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Council, Past-President of the New York State Recreation and Park Society, from which he received the associations highest award in April 2006 for Distinguished Service and as Past-President of the Westchester Recreation & Park Society. Bill and his wife Mary currently reside in Tarrytown, New York.