Grace Lee is a big reason why “it’s easy to Seaside” — as manager of recreation and community programs at Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District, she programs and supervises sports leagues, fitness programs, the farmer’s market — even pickleball.
Lee, who came to Seaside in 2014 after serving as recreation leader for the City of Astoria Parks and Recreation Department, announced plans to leave the North Coast.
Lee will serve as special events director with the city of Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Department, where she will help open a new rec center.
Her takeaway from five years in Seaside?
“This was my first full-time job in park and rec, and I got to do amazing things,” Lee said. “Plan awesome events, and do a lot of new recreation activities. And all the people who partnered with me and made it possible — just awesome people to work with.”