Town Hall and other indoor facilities will be closed Friday, April 19 in observance of Good Friday, but regular solid waste collection will occur as usual. On Monday, crews will resume the special spring trash/yard waste pickup. We still need to complete yard waste collection in areas south of Poole Drive but north of Timber (portions of gold and green routes). Crews also need to pick up mattresses, electronics, TVs and tires in various parts of town. For more information about any waste collection matters, please contact Public Works at (919) 772-7600 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Friday, April 19).


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PRCR Director Named NCRPA President-Elect

Post Date:05/04/2018 4:21 PM

Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Director Sonya Shaw has been named president-elect of the N.C. Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA).

Dr. Shaw, who recently earned her doctorate in parks, recreation and tourism management from N.C. State University, will serve in the role through 2019. She will serve as NCRPA president in 2020. She joined the NCRPA board as of May 1.

"We look forward to her continued contributions to our profession," the NCRPA Nominations Committee said in its announcement.

"I am humbled to be selected as president-elect of an organization serving over 2,300 parks and recreation association members across the state of North Carolina," Dr. Shaw said. "I’m really looking forward to serving with the NCRPA Board."

The NCRPA has a five-person Board of Directors that meets quarterly and is responsible for the overall operation of the organization. Officers are nominated on an annual basis and appointed by the Nominations Committee, according to the organization's website.  

Dr. Shaw has been director of the Town's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department since 2008. The department has earned national accreditation, Playful City USA status and numerous other honors under her leadership.


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