City parks and rec department named top agency in state

mowen@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 14, 2013 

Columbus’ Parks and Recreation Department has been named “Agency of the Year” by the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association at the organization’s annual meeting earlier this month at the Trade Center.

The award is the top honor given out each year by the GRPA. Columbus beat out cities such as Augusta, savannah and Atlanta.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the dedicated staff at Columbus Parks and Recreation,” said Parks and Rec Director James Worsley. “We have built a professional team of individuals who are committed to quality programming and stellar customer service.”

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, who announced the award at a Columbus Council meeting this week, said the city should take pride in the accomplishment.

“We could not be more proud of our Parks and Rec Department,” Tomlinson said. “They continue to serve this community and impress their peers. We are fortunate to have such a devoted team.”

Other 2013 GRPA State awards received by the local department include:

• Holli Browder, Programmer’s Section Distinguished Professional of the Year

• Empty Bowl Program, the Dorothy Mullins Arts & Humanities Award – Cultural Affairs Section

• Nancy Hall, Cultural Affairs Volunteer of the Year

• Connie Sieig, Therapeutic Section Volunteer of the Year

Ledger-Enquirer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service