Ashe County Manager Pat Mitchell named Scott Turnmyre the Interim Director of Parks and Recreation.
The former Ashe County High School band instructor will take over Rita Prevette’s old post following her resignation on July 17.
Turnmyre helped to cultivate the talents of Ashe County’s youth for 26 years with his involvement in school band programs. He will certainly draw from that experience
Ashe County’s Director of Parks and Recreations needs several qualities, many of which are listed on the job posting found on ncacc.org.
For one, the director needs to have a “build a team” mentality. They will also need the ability to vision and plan for additional recreation infrastructure.
Vision, planning and a “build a team” mentality are all necessary for a band director, and Mitchell certainly took that into consideration upon his hiring. “Scott brings a multitude of talents to this position including his organization skills, his relationship-building abilities with young people and their parents, as well as his program management skills,” said Mitchell.
The Director of Parks and Recreation will answer directly to the county manager. That being the case, Mitchell expressed the following: “As county manager, I am certainly looking forward to working with him and am delighted that our Parks employees and those to whom we provide services and programming will experience his leadership.”