The mission of the Recreation Department is to develop and implement policies and procedures that will enhance the county’s recreational staffing to better serve the residents of Greene County in a more timely fashion. In doing so, the Recreation Office will then be able to intensify efforts to continue established programs in addition to the introduction of a variety of new programs throughout the county so as to accommodate all persons and county residents as well as tourists.
Specifically, Parks and Recreation will provide adequate facilities and programs that will create a variety of activities enabling the general public to spend their leisure time within Greene County; Tourism will enhance the existing attractions and develop nuances that will entice non-residents to visit Greene County; Fairgrounds Administration will create a clean and safe environment that will enable the facilities to be fully utilized to maximum potential; Airport Administration will continue existing measures to provide the aviation community a clean, safe and efficient environment enhancing the recreational and/or working relationship with the county; and Community Service will develop an atmosphere that will create a sense of well-being and self-respect for the designated clients.
The Department of Recreation Director reports directly to the Greene County Commissioners. The director of Greene County Department of Recreation is charged with the direction and overall administration of the operation, planning, development and maintenance of all Countyp-owned recreation facilities and programs. The Director is also in charge of overseeing the Community Services Coordinator, the Fairgrounds Manager, the Airport Manager, the Program Coordinator, Park Maintenance and Recreation Services.
Until 2005, the Greene County Office of Tourisn was under the direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation. But Tourism is currently a stand-alone entity/office that is housed at the Greene County Airport. The Tourism Office receives funding from the county budget, hotel taxes, and from events sponsored by the county -- and is under the Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency (www.greenecountytourism.org).
IN THE NEWS:
RECREATION DIRECTOR RECEIVES SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE STATEWIDE AWARD Apr. 4, 2013 | News Release WAYNESBURG, PA For the seventh consecutive year, Greene County Recreation Director Jake Blaker has received an excellence in programming award from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, Inc.
RECREATION HAS SECOND SUCCESSFUL SPORTING CLAYS CLASS | Aug. 28, 2012 News Release | The Greene County Department of Recreation recently wrapped up its second introductory sporting clays class for women, held at Hunting Hills in Dilliner ...
SPORTING CLAYS CLASS For three weeks this month, the Greene County Department of Recreation offered a free introductory sporting clays class for women. Pictured are the class participants and instructors, who covered the fundamentals of clay target shooting.
Pictured:Front row from l. to r.: Angie Riley, Laura Percy, Nicole Cesa, Wendy Abbott, Rita McMillen and Cindy Perdue.
Back row, from l. to r.: Coach Tom Pavel, Coach Randy Coss, Tammy Hymes, Karla McDowell, Bianca Simpson, Robyn Dudley, Jeannie Johnson, Head Coach Chuck Mallory, Jane Descutner, Christina Phillips, Jonna Geisel, Coach John Hutchinson, Shelda Kendralla, Coach Roy Huffman and Nancy McIntire.