, the department head at the Pinole Recreation Department, has resigned and will become the Recreation and Parks Director for the city of Alameda.
Wooldridge told Pinole Patch Friday that she submitted her resignation on Monday and her last day on the job will be April 27. She has worked in the recreation department for 12 years, starting as youth services coordinator. She has led the department since 2005.
Wooldridge has overseen the Pinole Youth Center, Pinole Senior Center, Tiny Tots child care, the Pinole Swim Center and numerous community-wide events.
Last year the that the recreation department become "budget neutral," meaning that it would have to pay for itself with fees, donations and fund-raising.
Since the department budget's designation as an enterprise fund, Wooldridge has to bring the department to the brink of self-sufficiency.
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