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Veteran Parks Director Joins Brookhaven

Ray Holloway Jr. is currently president of the Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association.

Ray Holloway Jr.  Submitted photo
Ray Holloway Jr. Submitted photo

Starting Jan. 13, Brookhaven will have a new parks and recreation director.

The president of the Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association, Ray Holloway Jr. brings two decades of parks and recreation management experience. 

“We chose to work with Mr. Holloway because of his vast experience. His insights will prove invaluable to us as we continue to build Brookhaven’s parks and recreation department from the ground up,” Brookhaven City Manager Marie L. Garrett said in a press release.

As director, Holloway will be tasked with implementing a comprehensive master plan to outline future growth and policies for the parks and will oversee daily operations for maintenance and park activities.

Holloway currently serves as the parks and recreation director in Clinton, Miss. He also was president of the Mississippi Senior Olympics and an administrator with the Mississippi Soccer Association.

Holloway has bachelor’s degrees in physical education and abnormal psychology from Mississippi State University and graduated from the National Recreation and Parks Association Directors’ School.

He and his wife have four children.

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