Parks Department Welcomes New Program Coordinator, Chad Ison

Madison, IN— The City of Madison Parks Department Director, Matt Woolard, announced the hiring of Chad Ison for the position of Parks Program Coordinator. This position will oversee all youth, adult, and senior activities within the parks department. Ison's first day with the city is June 1st.

Ison is a graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and native to the Madison area. Following his graduation from Ball State University where he obtained a degree in Sports Administration, Ison spent time working with Madison Consolidated Schools' athletic department, where he has invested in the lives of young athletes and students through coaching, academic support, and mentorship.

"I am thrilled to start as the Program Coordinator for the Madison Parks Department. I'm passionate about my hometown and excited to help with the growth and development of the city and programs that helped shaped me into the person I am today," said Ison.

Aiming to revitalize the department's programming, Woolard hopes to reverse the history of activity decline by ushering in fresh and creative ideas. "The Program Coordinator role is vital to the quality of life for the citizens of Madison, and we could not have found a better candidate than Chad. He is going to bring energy, better organization, and creative solutions that will rejuvenate our youth programming while also helping recruit new tournament hosts to fill Rucker Sports Complex every weekend," said Woolard.

Ison will work closely with Woolard to advance the efforts of Mayor Bob Courtney as he seeks to improve the effectiveness of the city parks department and the quality of life for Madison residents.