Hi my name is Kim Lydanne and I’m the happy gal who gets to be the Director for Albany Parks & Recreation. Before arriving in Albany, I worked in volunteer coordination, event planning, facility management and program development for a wide variety of public agencies. As the Director, I guide staff in finding effective ways to support Albany’s recreation needs. I love my job because of the people. From the staff to our patrons, community partners to visitors; their passion and energy is what makes this town great. My husband, kiddo, dog and I love living in Albany. How do I recreate? I love visiting National Parks, road trips, hiking, camping, dance fitness classes, food factory tours, yard sales, and anything involving dressing up in a costume.