Rich Boccia named MLR Executive Director

– Press release

The Board of Directors of Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR) is pleased to announce that Rich Boccia has been selected to be the first Executive Director for the newly formed organization.  Rich will begin his official duties July 1, 2015.

Rich Boccia

Rich Boccia

After a nationwide search and interest from highly qualified candidates from other parts of the country, the Board turned to a candidate who has first-hand knowledge of Mammoth’s recreation interests, obstacles, players and opportunities.  “Rich brings a passion and vision for enhancing our recreation experience that is contagious,” stated Danna Stroud, MLR Board President, “and we are very excited about having him lead MLR through our transition from formation to an operational organization.”

Rich Boccia has over 30 years’ experience in education, serving as a teacher, principal and administrator at all levels of the education system.  During over two and a half years as superintendent for Mammoth Unified School District he actively led the district through strategic goal setting and budget prioritization.  He most recently served as associate principal for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, from which post he retires in June. He is a proven dealmaker and consensus builder.

In addition to his proven administrative and leadership skills, Rich has professional experience as an active gymnastics program director with the YMCA, the U.S. Gymnastics Federation and the U.S. Olympic Committee.  In his roles with these organizations, he developed effective communication and outreach plans that lead to effective participation in respective communities, relationship building and delivery of well-balanced programs.

“The role of MLR is simple, yet very important – to help Mammoth Lakes become a renowned recreation destination for enthusiasts of all interests and levels,” said Boccia, “and I’m thrilled with the opportunity to be its first executive director and to actively engage the community with MLR’s strategic efforts.”

Mammoth Lakes Recreation formed June 2, 2014 as a non-profit, public benefit corporation to identify and prioritize Mammoth Lakes recreation opportunities, including development, enhancement, programming, and promotion of recreation, arts and culture.  For more information visit  Email inquiries to [email protected].



8 Responses to Rich Boccia named MLR Executive Director

  1. Trouble June 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

    I was just messing around Low-Inyo. Maybe I should wait for the next ” pound of weed bust ” to go off about drug wars!

  2. Low-Inyo June 7, 2015 at 7:04 am #

    ..I’m sure ‘Trouble’ is being sarcastic,but I’m also sure how MANY in this Country really do think and feel with all the problems and issues facing America nowdays…putting “recreational marijuana”,legalizing marijuana,on the top of all this Countries problems….and why I say,maybe not the current generation,but the next one coming up for sure,if things don’t change a whole lot….and quickly….if another Country wants to get mean and aggressive towards us,we’re all going to be in a whole lot of trouble….thankfully,I won’t be around to see it.

  3. Trouble June 6, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

    Ken- how dare ya ask such questions. I assume they mean recreational drug use, but do I know?

    • Ken Warner June 7, 2015 at 8:38 am #

      Trouble: I didn’t think of that. I wonder if “They” are???

  4. Ken Warner June 6, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    How much is MLR going to cost us each year??

    • Bemused June 7, 2015 at 9:00 am #

      It’s currently being funded by (our) measure R funds at $25,000 a month.

      • Ken Warner June 7, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

        Brilliant! I told everybody not to vote for R. Nobody listened. I wonder how many of the people who did vote for R are even left in town and if they know where their money is going?

  5. Dan Watson June 6, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    Great choice. Rich will do a good job.


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