Parks and Recreation and the City of Clarksville bid farewell to two long-time city employees this past week.
Charles Elliott, the Director of Parks and Recreation is retiring after 27, plus years with the City of Clarksville. Charles worked part time during high school and college with the City’s Summer Youth Program but his full-time career with the City began in December 1980 as the director of Clarksville’s first community center, Burt-Cobb.
The community center opened in January 1981 and Charles remained director there until 2003 when he was offered the position of Deputy Director for Parks and Recreation. In 2005, Charles became the director of Parks and Recreation Department. Charles plans to relocate this summer to the Atlanta region to pursue new job opportunities.
Sandi Jenkins, Administrative Assistant at Parks and Recreation is also retiring after 20, plus years with the City of Clarksville. Sandi plans to spend her retirement days catching up on scrap booking and card making. A retirement reception was held for Charles and Sandi at the Parks and Recreation office on Friday for friends and colleagues to wish them well. I would like to wish them all the happiness retirement has to offer.
Parks and Recreation is also pleased to welcome a new Park Ranger, Harry Hampton Jr., who joined the department on June 1. Harry comes to the job from Tennessee State Parks where he served as a Ranger at the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville.