Member Biography

Janet Bartnik

Janet Bartnik returned home in 2023 to Virginia to serve as Deputy Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism in Prince William County, Virginia, where she is supporting the planning and capital projects division in fulfillment of community engagement, master planning, and reporting functions.

Prior to the move to Virginia, Bartnik was the Executive Director at Mountain Recreation in Eagle County, Colorado.  Hired into the ‘Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District’, she shepherded the district through the reimagination of the agency’s approach to serving the community - rebranding, renaming, reorganizing, and setting a course toward a higher level of community engagement and public transparency, partnership and cooperation, cohesion and consistency, and professional growth.

Earlier in her career, Bartnik engaged four community partners in Liberty, MO, in a project to study and strategically plan to address childhood obesity through a Healthy Communities Research Group project. She 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, Bartnik was the Director in Raymore, MO, where she sought alternative strategies for funding and land acquisition, and 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.

Bartnik holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Sport Management from Virginia Tech University. [updated 5-2023]