What I Am…..Sareen Papakhian, Hazel Park, MI, Director of Parks

Posted on March 30, 2015

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Sareen Papakhian (LinkedIn) is the Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Hazel Park, MI. She has a Master of Urban Planning from Wayne State University.

Sareen Papakhian


Director of Recreation – City of Hazel Park, MI

What I Am Reading: The Forty Days of Musa Dagh
What I Want From ELGL: I would like to network with other local leaders by sharing experiences and stories!
What I Am Watching: Parks and Recreation
What I Wish Local Government Did Better: More efficient, less political.
What I Am Afraid of: Becoming a senior citizen
What I Wish I Was Doing (Instead of Completing This Questionnaire): Para-sailing in Nice, France.
What I Consider As My Career Accomplishments: Getting Meijer Corp to donate a pitching machine that will benefit girls and boys softball/baseball.
What I Am Listening To: Metric
What I Wish People Knew About Me:  I am a vegetarian
What I Wish Would Go Away: Winter
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What I Think of Professional Associations: A great way to network and share information with those who are in similar career fields.

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