After a two year vacancy, MetraPark has a new assistant general manager, who is familiar to the music scene in Billings.
Tim Goodridge, the founder and promoter of the Magic City Blues Festival, is the new second-in-command at Metra.
He fills the spot that has been vacant since Sue DeVries retired in 2017.
Goodridge is director at the East Billings Urban Renewal District.
General Manager Bill Dutcher said Goodridge is a good fit for MetraPark.
Dutcher says the Yellowstone County Commission wanted to have assistants in each department.
"We have a great management team, but we have not had that assistant manager that the county wants in all of their departments,” said Dutcher. “So it fits the mission with what they were requiring and hasn't been for a few years. Looking forward to it, Tim's excited and the staff's exited, the board, everybody. Should be a lot of fun. He'll enjoy it. We'll enjoy it. And he'll be a good addition to our staff."
Goodridge's hiring is not related to Dutcher's retirement that was announced late last year.
Goodridge starts his new job on Jan. 27.