Mike Svetz is the former Director of the City's Department of Parks and Recreation. In January 2009, he left the City to take on a similar position in Goodyear, Arizona. He first came to Charlottesville in 2004 from a community in Ohio.
- 'Will Svetz departure derail McIntire plan?'. 20 Jan. 2009. Chiara Canzi. C-Ville Weekly. 4 May 2009.