Parks & Recreation Director
Lorraine Poggione was promoted to Parks & Recreation Director in October 2018. She joined the City of Folsom in 2002 and served as Landscaping and Lighting Manager, overseeing the city’s 29 Landscaping and Lighting Districts. Lorraine also served as co-chair for the Local Organizing Committee when Folsom hosted the Amgen Tour of California in 2016 and 2018.
As Director, Poggione manages the operations of the Folsom Parks & Recreation Department, including the Steve Miklos Aquatic Center, Andy Morin Sports Complex, Folsom Senior and Art Center, and Zoo Sanctuary; as well as 48 parks, 50 miles of recreational trails, 1,000+ acres of open space; and many special events for the community. She also manages current and future park development initiatives and serves as an advisor to the Folsom Parks & Recreation Commission. She oversees the department’s 48 full-time and more than 300 part-time employees with an annual operating budget of $17 million.
Lorraine brings more than 30 years of public and private sector experience to the position. Prior to her tenure at the City of Folsom, Poggione prepared environmental documents for public infrastructure, school, and commercial development projects for engineering and planning firms. Poggione holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from San Jose State University.
Lorraine and her husband Todd reside in Folsom and are avid cyclists and walkers. Lorraine also enjoys swimming and indoor cycling classes, and Todd races in mountain bike and cyclocross events. They have five adult children and one grandchild.