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Town Hires New Recreation Superintendent

Post Date:09/20/2018 3:46 PM

Megan Young has been promoted to recreation superintendent for the Town of Garner’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department. Young brings over 12 years of parks and recreation experience in administration, supervision and management.

Young has successfully coordinated and implemented an array of activities, programs and special events throughout her recreation career, working for the Town of Knightdale Parks and Recreation as the recreation program supervisor. She began her employment with Garner PRCR in July 2017 when she was selected as the marketing coordinator. In that previous role, Young led the department’s marketing, which included the creation of the biannual brochure, social media content management and the formation of the Social Media Influencers program.  

“I’m excited about the opportunity to grow within Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources.” Young said. “With the opening of the Garner Recreation Center on the horizon, we are looking forward to enhanced program development while building on the exceptional service provided by our team.”

Young holds a bachelor’s degree in communications/marketing from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in public administration from UNC-Pembroke. In addition, she is also a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP). 

Young interviewed with a panel of Town staff that recognized her ability to provide administrative and operational support in the areas of program development, budgeting, finance and strengthening community partnerships for the department. 

PRCR Director Dr. Sonya Shaw said, “Ms. Young’s expertise, critical thinking skills and knack for relationship building will serve her well in this new role."

The recreation superintendent position will lead operation of the Town’s new recreation center, inclusive of athletics, tournaments, camps and numerous youth and adult programs.

“We are looking forward to adding her skill set to the department’s leadership team,” Shaw said.

For more information about the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, please go to the department's main webpage or call (919) 773-4442.

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