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New Promotions Announced Within Asheville Parks & Recreation

Oct 28, 2022 10:38AM ● By WNC Business
Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has announced a number of promotions within the department as community demand for high-quality public recreation spaces, leisure and cultural programming, and youth and adult sports increases following years of slimmed-down operations during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Congratulations to the following team members on their promotions:
  • Recreation Division Manager – Candy Hensley Shaw
  • Labor Crews Manager – Eric Daggett
  • Outreach/Special Events and Outdoor Recreation Manager – Christine Elyseev
  • Therapeutic Recreation Manager – Lori Long
  • Athletic Manager – Zack Stewart
“Our focus is simple, but the way we achieve it can be complex and involves boundless creativity,” according to D. Tyrell McGirt, APR Director. “We can improve the quality of life and sustain resiliency for everyone within our community by providing the very best parks and recreation spaces, intentional opportunities for social community interaction, and programming that encourages lifelong health and learning through active lifestyles. I’m excited to see the approaches these individuals bring to our team addressing those opportunities through our core values of inclusion, accountability, collaboration, and trust.”

These well-earned promotions reinforce APR’s vision to be North Carolina’s center of parks and recreation innovation focused on equitable community recreation, attracting and developing professionals, and implementing sustainable practices.

Source: Asheville Parks & Recreation