SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District held its monthly board meeting Wednesday at The Hub on Smith. Seth Ulvestad, who had worked as the interim executive director since June, received a promotion to full-time executive director.
“I’m really excited to move forward with the director position,” Ulvestad said. “A lot of it I had been doing, but I’m excited to be solely focusing on the director position and working on the future of the department.”
The board had sorted through applications for the last couple of months and made their recommendation for Ulvestad Wednesday.
“I would just like to say thank you to Seth for your commitment to the rec district and everything you’ve done leading up to this decision,” said Jesse Swanke, the board president. “… We are excited to move forward and have you on board.”
Ulvestad has worked for the SRD since his high school years. He was a lifeguard during the summers from 2007-10, and was hired as the recreation supervisor in 2015 after graduating from Black Hills State University. The recreation supervisor position isn’t open yet but Ulvestad anticipates opening that up in the near future.
Ulvestad looks forward to what the future holds and is eager to dive right into his new full-time gig.
“I think it’s a great opportunity right now to expand our services and really be a community-oriented department,” Ulvestad said. “Sheridan is changing quite a bit right now — in terms of new business coming to town and a growing population of young folks — and so I think it’s a great opportunity for the rec district to kind of modernize and just offer some new quality programs.”