Marc Ochenduszko | Interim Executive Director
The Board of Directors of the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority (JPA) recently announced the selection of Kevin McKernan, currently Executive Officer of the San Diego River Conservancy, as its new Executive Director. McKernan also has over six years of experience as Executive Officer of two State conservancies, a Program Director with the Conservation Lands Foundation and as an Environmental Director and Planner for two Native American tribes.
Del Mar Councilmember and Board Chair Don Mosier said “We believe Kevin will continue the great progress being made by the park. He brings a strong background in conservation management and outdoor recreation, and a real passion for and commitment to his profession.” McKernan assumes the position held for 16 years by Dick Bobertz who recently retired, this month.
The River Park, with over 55 miles of habitat and trails for hikers, bicyclists and equestrians that stretch from Volcan Mountain to the beach in Del Mar, is managed by a joint powers agency between the cities of Del Mar, Escondido, Poway, San Diego, and Solana Beach, and the County of San Diego.