Craig Bronzan has more than 36 years full time experience in parks, recreation, and community services. He started his career in the City of Escalon where he served as the first recreation director. He was then hired by the City of Turlock and spent over 14 years being responsible for traditional park and recreation services and programs, including the Parks and Recreation and Arts Commissions. When the parks and recreation function was merged into the Police Services Department, Craig became responsible for prevention services, neighborhood associations, animal control, grants, code enforcement, the Police Activities League, and the records division as Custodian of Records.
Craig then became parks and recreation director for the City of Brentwood, with an annual budget of over $17 million and 26 full-time staff and over 200 part time/seasonal employees. During that time he was responsible for the construction of 58 parks, a full aquatic complex, a 38-acre sport facility, two community centers, a dog park, a skate/BMX park, five joint use gymnasiums with the two local school districts, and a joint use Olympic size aquatic facility at Heritage High School. Brentwood was also one of the first communities in California to require residential development to contribute to the City’s public art program. The City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department received numerous design and programs awards, and was recognized as one the 100 Best Communities for Youth in the nation, a six-time winner of the Playful City award, a bicycle friendly community, and was recognized as a HEAL (Healthy Eating an Active Lifestyle) City.Back