The search has begun for a new General Manager at Evergreen Park after Dan Gorman announced late last week that he is retiring from the position at the end of 2022.
Gorman has spent 10 years at Evergreen Park, but says it is time to realign and do some different activities.
“My family is growing and we have younger kids and grandkids, and it is just time to realign a little bit. I am going to be staying on at their request as a consultant, working on some special projects for a few years afterward,” he explained.
“I will always be connected to Evergreen Park and still love what I do there.”
Gorman has many fond memories of his time at Evergreen Park.
“The relationships with our team on-site, and working with a great board, and so many different user groups and events. I guess the fact that we have grown the park so much,” he said.
“It is like a little town out there and the activities there have grown so much. We have upgraded all of the buildings and got the finances back into good shape.”
A new General Manager will be hired in the coming months, in order to have them learn first-hand from Gorman before he officially steps aside.
But Gorman says he still has a few projects that he would like to see through to completion.
“(I would like to see us) finish the renovations at Lewis-Hawkes pavilion, which is about 65 percent done, to continue to work to help grow the horse racing industry, and just to help get the park through the rest of the pandemic, hopefully, by the end of 2022.”
Gorman will stay on as a consultant for a few years after he steps down from the General Manager post, to work with the park on some special projects.