City of Athens Parks Superintendent Receives Special Certification

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City of Athens Parks Superintendent Receives Special Certification

At the City Council meeting on Monday, February 26th, City of Athens staff and Council members honored Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent, Shannon Easley, for his completion of the Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School earlier this year.

The Park and Recreation Maintenance Management program is based out of Wheeling, West Virginia, and is a comprehensive two- year professional development program designed to teach park and recreation professionals how to develop and manage a wide variety of maintenance programs. The program was developed by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

“We are very proud of Shannon for his hard work and dedication to this certification program.” Said Assistant City Manager, Nasi Kombos. “It is truthfully the best and most rigorous training opportunity someone in Shannon’s position can attain. Athens is one of only a few cities in the nation that has someone on staff who has graduated from the program.”

See photo from Shannon’s recognition below:

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Pictured above: City Manager, Elizabeth Borstad; Parks Superintendent, Shannon Easley; Mayor, Monte Montgomery; and Assistant City Manager, Nasi Kombos.

“The Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School is a very professional and educational program where I gained a substantial amount of knowledge that I am looking forward to implementing into our Parks Department,” said Parks Superintendent, Shannon Easley.

Questions? Call City Hall at 903.675.5131 or e-mail info@athenstx.gov.