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Marc Collins named new Town of Hamburg recreation supervisor

The Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services has hired a new recreation supervisor who has worked previously in each of the three branches of the large combined department.

The appointment of Marc C. Collins was approved by the Hamburg Town Board at its June 10 meeting. Collins replaces Barbara Scheffler, who retired in May from the Senior Services branch. Collins is a Hamburg High School graduate and holds a Master’s in general education, with literacy emphasis from the University at Buffalo. He also holds a BS in health and physical education from East Carolina University and an AAS in business administration from SUNY Cobleskill.

Collins returns to town employment from Community Charter School of Buffalo, where he has held a position as a physical education teacher and coach since 2004. He also has worked as an instructor at UB, where he designed an interactive workshop based on adventure life skill development, along with serving as a prevention specialist with WNY United for Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

While employed previously with the Town of Hamburg, Collins was a playground supervisor and day camp counselor for the Recreation Department and worked in the Youth Bureau supervising the Drug Awareness Prevention Program and had oversight of a community service program for youth referred by the courts. He also developed programs for the Town Park Fitness Center for adolescents to encourage health and wellness. While working for the Senior Services Department, Collins also developed fitness programs for seniors.

“We are excited to have Marc join us,” said Martin C. Denecke, director of the Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services. “With his extensive physical education background and his working knowledge of each of our departmental branches, I expect Marc to hit the ground running. He will be a great asset.”

Collins resides in the Village of Hamburg with his wife and two children.


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