Polk County Parks and Recreation has four year-round staff members who serve the community's needs with the help of seasonal staff.
The year-round staff members are:
Laura Baird, Interim Director

Letoya Twitty, Athletics Coordinator

Molly Cantrell, Trails Coordinator

Brad Muse, Recreation Assistant

The Recreation Advisory Board is appointed by the Polk County Board of Commissioners and serves to advise the Recreation Department and the county on community recreation needs and the operations of the department.

There are up to 9 members on the board which meets most months at 6:00 on the second Monday. Please call the Recreation Department at 828-894-8199 to confirm the date and time. The meetings are open to the public.

Current Board Members:

1. Claude Turner
2. Laura Lynch
3. Billy Alm
4. Matt Mullett
5. Michael Meissner
6. Vacant
7. Vacant
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
Paul Beiler (Commissioner representative)