Janet Bartnik is currently the Director of Parks and Recreation in Liberty, MO. Early in her tenure in Liberty, Bartnik has engaged four community partners in a project to study and strategically plan to address childhood obesity through a Healthy Communities Research Group project. She has worked with the Liberty Park Board to develop a new vision, mission and capital project plan for the Department and has worked with the Liberty Parks and Recreation Charitable Fund to receive public charity status.
For a decade prior to joining Liberty's team this summer, Bartnik was the Director in Raymore, MO, a fast-growing community of 15,000 south of Kansas City. Janet has been aggressive in seeking alternative strategies for funding and land acquisition, and had developed a recreation program for Raymore, which had previously only had parks. She also previously worked as the Indoor Facility Supervisor in Clayton when The Center of Clayton opened and has experience in both private industry and campus recreation.
She has served the profession in the following capacities:
- MPRA – President 2011-12, Board Member, Study and Research Chair, Long Range Planning Committee
- Board of Regents, Rocky Mountain Revenue and Management School for 5 years, Chair in 2012
- Lyle B Beaver Leadership Development Institute Board of Regents
- Member of the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
Bartnik holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Sport Management from Virginia Tech University. [current as of 10/2014]