Cyrus Taylor, Community Recreation Supervisor

Cyrus has worked for the Parks Department since 2008.

What are three words to describe the City of Springfield? 

Home, strong, connected.

Why do you do what you do?

I believe everyone, regardless of their abilities, deserves the same opportunity to enjoy life and all it has to offer. I also enjoy never having the same day twice.

What’s the hardest part of your job?

Having to manage hundreds of personality types simultaneously and keep everyone happy and having fun.

What’s the best part of your job? 

Hearing people say “I’m so glad we found your department” and knowing that the sky is the limit on what we can do together. 

What do you admire about this organization? 

Many things come to mind, but our first responders and Public Works department all work day and night, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them.

What’s something that Springfield as a city should strive for? 

Increasing inclusive opportunities community wide. It will open doors and change preconceptions and allow everyone to fully experience everything Springfield has to offer.

If you could switch your job with anyone else within the City, whose job would you want? 

Ha. Not a chance. I love what I do.