Alpharetta Selects New Recreation And Parks Director

Released March 29, 2017 03:53 PM

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The City of Alpharetta has announced its selection of Morgan Rodgers as its new Director of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Affairs.  Rodgers, who currently serves in a similar role for the City of Roswell, will take the helm of Alpharetta’s award-winning program on April 24.

“Morgan possesses vast experience in building, developing, and operating diverse recreation and parks programs and facilities, which will be extremely valuable as we develop newly acquired park lands, pursue our Alpha Loop Initiative, and expand our cultural offerings through the Alpharetta Arts Center and other efforts,” said Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle.  “That experience, in combination with his incredibly energetic, positive attitude, made Morgan the perfect person to lead our program.”

Rodgers has been a leader in the recreation and parks industry for more than 40 years and has served five southeastern cities during his career.  In 2014 he was named Director of the Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department after serving the department in various capacities since 1989.

“We are excited to bring Morgan's leadership and energy to the Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department,” said Alpharetta City Council Member Jason Binder, the Council’s liaison for recreation and parks.  “His addition to our great team will foster the dynamic growth of our parks, recreation and cultural amenities for the community.”

Known for his high level of enthusiasm and creativity, Rodgers has earned the respect of his peers and has promoted his chosen profession through volunteer leadership roles with the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) and the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).  He is a recipient of GRPA’s Michael Daniel Professional Leadership Award and has served on NRPA review committee’s charged with evaluation recreation and parks programs across the country that are being considered for accreditation through the association.

Rodgers holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Parks Administration from Clemson University and is also an accomplished author.