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Dunn named Interim Parks and Recreation Director

Dunn named Interim Parks and Recreation Director
Posted on 01/29/2020
Joel Dunn

City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney has appointed Joel Dunn as Interim Parks and Recreation Director effective immediately.

He will fill the role previously held by Assistant City Manager Elton Daniels.

Dunn has spent his entire 14-year, public service career within Parks and Recreation. He has been a member of the city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department since 2009, when he was hired as Rocky Mount Sports Complex Supervisor.

Dunn has served as the department’s Recreation Superintendent since 2013, where his duties have included managing the activities of athletics, recreation services, outdoor programs, special events, administration and the Rocky Mount Sports Complex. The role requires the supervision of 23 full-time staff, more than 200 part-time staff, three community centers and the Rocky Mount Sports Complex.

“Joel has consistently proven himself as a valuable asset of our Parks and Recreation Department for the past 11 years,” City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney said. “I have the utmost confidence that his knowledge, decision-making and passion are what the department needs at this moment.”

Dunn is currently the Interim Imperial Centre Superintendent, where he has served since December 2017.

“I am honored and excited about the opportunity with the city of Rocky Mount,” Dunn said. “I look forward to continuing to work with everyone as I enter this new position.”