Brookhaven is conducting a nationwide search for the city’s first parks and recreation director.
So far, the city has received 49 applications.
Brookhaven takes control of 11 parks from DeKalb County on Sept. 3. The goal is to have a director hired shortly after taking over the parks.
are looking for someone who can build a parks and recreation department
from the ground up,” City Manager Marie L. Garrett said. “It’s
important that candidates be able to develop quality
programs and services to meet the recreation needs of the community.”
director will also be tasked with implementing a comprehensive master
plan for the parks, which will outline future growth and policies for
city’s human resources department is now screening applications and
conducting initial interviews, but is still accepting resumes. For
information on how to apply, visit
the Brookhaven City Council voted in support of an intergovernmental
agreement that calls for the city to pay DeKalb County $3.2 million for
police and parks services. The county
has been operating parks in Brookhaven since the city’s inception in
This article was prepared by the city and edited for publication.