Board


President                                     
Ray Scott
Ray is a 1955 graduate of Kendallville High School, and later a graduate of Purdue University.  He received his Indiana Professional Engineer's license as a Mechanical Engineer.  Ray retired from Quick Tanks, Inc., in Kendallville, in August of 2002.  Since, Ray has been involved in several organizations in the Kendallville community, and is the Industrial representative/member of the Noble County Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors.  Ray was appointed to the Noble County Parks & Recreation Board by the Noble County Council to a term to end in 2015.
Vice President               
W. Scott Allen, P.E
Scott is a professional civil engineer who has an interest in bicycle and pedestrian trails.  Scott served as President of Northwest Allen Trails for three years, and is active in the development committee for its successor Fort Wayne Trails.  Scott is also a founding member and Secretary of Noble Trails.  His professional experience has given him the opportunity to design trails and park facilities for Fort Wayne, New Haven, Warsaw, Winona Lake, and other comminities.  Scott grew up in Noble County and currently resides near Avilla.  He is currently employed by Engineering Resources, Inc. in Fort Wayne.  Scott was appointed by the Noble Circuit Court for a term to end in 2018.
  Secretary                               
Doug Keenan 
Doug Keenan is the County Extension Director for Purdue Extension in Noble County.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from Purdue University, and a Master’s Degree from Grace Theological Seminary.  He serves as pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Albion, secretary of the Albion Lions Club, and treasurer of the Central Noble Food Pantry.  He is also a member of Drug Free Noble County, Kid City Steering Committee, Activate Noble County, New DAWN Advisory Committeea and the Noble County Community Fair Corporation.  Doug is an ex-officio member appointed by the Noble County Extension Service.
         
Member                           
Kathy Hagen
Kathy is the newest member to the Park Board, and as the first to join the Board after its formation, brings a new perspective to help us promote Noble County's recreational assets.  Kathy was appointed by Noble County Council to a term to end in 2017.
Member                        
Dr. James Haddock
Growing up among the lakes and meadows of southeastern Michigan encouraged Jim to pursue a B.S in Zoology and a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Since 1972 Jim has served as a professor of biology at IPFW.  Through his involvement with the Indiana Academy of Science (including serving as President and Secretary) and Acres Land Trust since the 1970's, Jim has taken active roles in conservation and preservation of Indiana's natural biological and geological heritage.  Now semi-retired, he still teaches an Internet biology course at IPFW.  Jim was re-appointed by Noble Circuit Court Judge G. David Laur to a four-year term to end in 2016. 
   Member                                   
John Metzger
John is a 1978 graduate of Central Noble High School.  He is currently Treasurer and partial owner of Metzger Dairy, Inc. in Wolf Lake.  John understands the rural atmosphere in the County, and has been actively involved in dairy farming since 1979.  He has been involved in Noble County Farm Bureau, Inc. and is currently serving as President.  John was appointed by the Noble County Commissioners to a term to end in 2017.