Statesville native elected president of recreation association | Local News

Lee Tillery, director of the High Point Parks & Recreation Department, has been elected to serve as president of the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association (NCRPA) for 2021.

“We are excited to congratulate Lee on his election as president of the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association,” said Randy McCaslin, interim High Point city manager. “I know Lee will bring the same leadership, warmth, energy and new ideas to this statewide position that he dedicates to our community as the director of parks & recreation here in High Point.”

“Lee has a deep commitment to providing parks and recreation opportunities for all our residents and we are happy to see him serve in this important role for the statewide association,” said Greg Ferguson, assistant city manager for the city of High Point.

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NCRPA is a statewide, nonprofit education and advocacy organization founded in 1944 and dedicated to the advancement of the park, recreation and leisure professions in the state. The organization is overseen by a five-person board of directors, elected each year from its membership, representing more than 5,400 parks and recreation professionals. Tillery’s appointment is a three-year commitment; he is currently serving as president-elect and after his term as president in 2021, will serve as past president in 2022.

Tillery is originally from Statesville and received a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management from Western Carolina University and a Master of Arts degree in educational administration from Appalachian State University. He has previously served as director of the city of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Department and director of the town of Matthews Parks & Recreation Department. He joined the city of High Point as assistant director of Parks & Recreation in January 2013.

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