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City of El Cajon
Director of Recreation
El Cajon, CA
Frank Carson currently serves as the Director of Recreation for the City of El Cajon and as the Region 5 Representative (encompassing San Diego, Imperial, Orange and parts of LA County) on the state board for the California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) as well as the CPRS Administrator’s Section President.  He completed a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California San Diego, a teaching credential in social studies and a post baccalaureate certificate in instructional technology from San Diego State University, and a masters in Recreation & Tourism Management from the California State University East Bay (Hayward).  He served as a Regent for National Recreation & Park Association’s (NRPA) Reitz Marketing & Revenue Sources Management School.  Mr. Carson also serves as an adjunct professor at San Diego State University teaching upper division hospitality, recreation and tourism courses.  He has worked in management capacities for the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista and has nearly 30 years serving in the parks and recreation profession.