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Phillips appointed director of Sanibel Recreation Department

By Staff | Mar 19, 2019

Patricia “Trish” Phillips

Patricia “Trish” Phillips was appointed to serve as director of the Sanibel Recreation Department effective March 14. A 10-year employee of the department, she earned a Bachelor of Science in public recreation from the University of Florida.

Phillips has been serving as the acting director since November. After serving three years as the recreation program coordinator at the Sanibel Recreation Center, she was promoted in 2013 and for the past five years Phillips has served as the seniors program manager at the Center4 Life. From 2005 to 2011, she was also employed as the intramural volleyball coach at The Sanibel School.

Phillips has completed FEMA Certificates 100, 200, 700 and 800. She is also certified by the American Red Cross for Professional Rescuers CPR/AED with First Aid. Phillips is a certified life guard and member of the National Recreation and Parks Association. She is also the city liaison to the Financial Assistance Committee.

Under the direction of the city manager, Phillips is responsible for the development, administration and supervision of community leisure service programs, athletic programs and leisure services personnel and the city’s Recreation Complex, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. She is also responsible for the city’s Center 4 Life, at 2401 Library Way.

For the past 24 years, Phillips has served as the co-chair of the Sanibel Independence Day Parade. Her additional community service includes serving eight years as the Sanibel-Captiva Little League coach for girls softball from 2002 to 2010.

Phillips and her four children are all products of The Sanibel School.