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Vancouver Park Board. Supervisor of City Beaches and Pools

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Vancouver Park Board. Supervisor of City Beaches and Pools

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This position was responsible for the administrative work involving the planning, assigning and supervision of the work of a large group of subordinates in a variety of operational, custodial,maintenance, life-guarding and instructional tasks at civic beaches, swimming pools and bathhouses. He also supervised the overall operation and maintenance of indoor swimming pools and outdoor ice patrol operations. The incumbent was also responsible for public and employee safety, this included imposing health closures at public bathing areas due to water pollution levels. The supervisor reported to the Park Board Superintendent but in 1974 the reporting structure changed due to a major reorganization. He then reported to the Director of Recreation Services. The title of this position has varied over time to reflect changing duties. Originally, it was Supervisor of Beaches, Pools and Bathhouses. In 1956, it was changed to Supervisor of City Beaches and Pools, and in 1962 it was changed once more to Supervisor of Beaches, Pools and Outdoor Skating. George A. Burrows was the Supervisor from 1945 to 1970.


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Vancouver Park Board

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Vancouver Park Board. Supervisor of City Beaches and Pools, is subordinate to: Vancouver Park Board

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