Andy Hesser joined the Garland team in July 2019 to oversee the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Departments (PRCAD).
The PRCAD team has completed four master plans under Andy’s leadership: Cultural Arts, PRCAD, Trails and Aquatics. In addition, his teams are involved in more than 80 parks, facilities and trail construction projects. PRCAD has received approximately $2.5 million in Texas Parks and Wildlife Grants for park development.
Andy has expanded visitor and special events offerings, including new live music opportunities and new programs, exhibits and visitor attractions at the Landmark Museum.
In 2022, the PRCAD team received the Gold Medal Award from Texas Recreation and Park Society, while Visit Garland and the special events team has received nearly a dozen marketing and programming awards.
Andy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource, Recreation and Tourism Management from Colorado State University.