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Parks & Recreation Director 
Matt Painter hired into the City of Ionia, Parks and Recreation in July 2003. Mr. Painter was previously employed with Gus Macker.

Mr. Painter is a graduate of Ionia High School, and a 1996 graduate of Ferris State University with a Bachelors Degree in Recreation and Leisure Management.

Current Responsibilities
As the Director of Ionia Parks and Recreation, Mr. Painter is dedicated to the department's "Mission, Vision, and Value" statement. This is being committed to providing a comprehensive system of year-round quality recreation and leisure services designed to meet the needs of the community, to provide exceptional programming for health and fitness, as well as personal enjoyment and enrichment. To maintain and improve parks and facilities so that they are attractive, safe, and meet the physical and recreational needs of the community. Mr. Painter oversees ten city parks, a rivertrail, softball fields, and the Armory Community Center with a gymnasium and two conference rooms.
Matt Painter
Matt Painter

439 W. Main St.
Ionia, MI 48846

Ph: 616-523-1800
Fx: 616-523-1803

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.