Welcome Jodi!


Jodi Carroll has been hired as the new Coordinator of the Friends of Sarasota County Parks.

Jodi worked for the Rockford Park District in Rockford, Illinois for the past 24 years. She began her career in the Park Services area where she gained experience with park maintenance operations, land acquisition and design and construction. After ten years she moved to Human Resources as the Training Manager and, since 2003, had worked in revenue facilities and recreation programming, eventually being appointed Deputy Director of Recreation.

Jodi, her husband Tom and their chocolate lab Dylan moved to the Sarasota-Bradenton area one year ago following Tom’s retirement. She is looking forward to working with the Board, Chapters and volunteers to raise funds in support Sarasota County Parks.