The city of Lafayette has named a new superintendent for its Parks Department.
Claudine Laufman is taking over the position, effective immediately.
She has been with the city for more than two decades, most recently as the director of the Columbian Park Zoo.
Mayor Tony Roswarski says Laufman will be charged with implementing ideas from the Parks Department’s recently completed five year master plan.
Roswarski says the Parks Department will also have a new Operations Manager.
Jon Miner takes over that position after serving as Director of McAllister Center.
Roswarski says interim directors will be named for both the Zoo and McAllister Center.
He says the previous Parks superintendent, Ted Bumbleburg, has been offered another position within the city.