Mike Illg

Renee Gross, KBBI News

With the number of local parks and the amount of recreation both residents and visitors engage in around Homer, you’d think the city had a robustly-staffed parks and recreation department. But that’s not the case. Parks is a one-person division under Public Works, while Community Recreation is a one-person division in the city manager’s office. But together, Matt Steffy and Mike Illg, the superintendent of parks and the manager of recreation, respectively, and with the help of an army of volunteers, make it work.