N E W S R E L E A S E
Feb. 27, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist
James City County Parks and Recreation Employee of the Year
James City County Parks Coordinator, Jerrod Hurr, was named Parks and Recreation’s 2012 Employee of the Year during the department’s annual event in February. He was recognized for his exceptional achievements in skate rink operations, playground safety and pool operations.
In addition to his full time duties, Jerrod took on the operation of the New Town skate rink which included researching the synthetic ice technology, leading partnerships to acquire and build the facility, and then assuming daily operation. By the end of the rink season, revenues were higher than projected and the rink extended operation hours to meet user requests.
During 2012, Jerrod also became a certified playground inspector, created a new inspection program and trained existing staff in the inspection and safety management of the County’s and Schools more than 30 playgrounds, saving both time and improving efficiency of the program.
Last summer, Jerrod assumed management of the County’s outdoor pools and during his first year created new initiatives to meet customer needs such as instituting family and pass holder pool nights, developing special events and implementing an advertising plan, resulting in the program’s most successful summer season to date.
The Employee of the Year program recognizes employees who consistently perform well beyond what is required on a day-to-day basis. Nominees Erik Lavender, Park Supervisor and Phyllis Hurr, Recreation Program Coordinator, were also recognized for their outstanding teamwork and leadership within the community.
Caption: 2012 Employee of the Year Jerrod Hurr (left) accepts congratulations from John Carnifax, James City County Parks and Recreation Director.