After more than five years with the Recreation Centers of Sun City West, General Manager Bill Schwind has resigned, effective March 22.

Citing personal reasons, Schwind said he consulted with his family before making the decision to leave public administration and pursue other interests.

“I have nothing but thanks and appreciation for the wonderful opportunity that the Recreation Centers of Sun City West has provided us,” Schwind wrote. “The professional management team I have had the pleasure of working with are extremely proficient and each are experts in their fields. That being said, the Association will remain in good hands during your search and selection of my successor.”

Schwind started with the Association on Jan. 22, 2019, succeeding former General Manager Mike Whiting, who had served for 15 years. The Board conducted a national search at that time to fill the vacancy.

Plans for filling this new vacancy will be announced in the coming weeks. The Association’s Management Team will work with the Board to keep operations running smoothly in the meantime.