Kevin Cowling of Tennessee accepts Director position at RFPRA

Date: July 28, 2015
Contact: Jamie A. McCord / Sammy Rich
The Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord and Rome City Manager Sammy Rich are pleased to announce that Kevin Cowling has accepted the position of Rome / Floyd Parks & Recreation Director.

The employment agreement will go before the Floyd County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015, for approval. Once approved, Kevin’s first day on the job will be August 17, 2015.

Kevin comes to Rome and Floyd County from Clarksville, Tennessee with 15 years of experience in Parks & Recreation. He has a B.S. in Health Physical Education & Recreation with a minor in Business

Administration from the University of North Alabama and is a Certified Parks & Recreation
Professional. Kevin is a member of the National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA) and
Tennessee Recreation & Parks Association (TRPA) and currently serves as a Network Administrators Board member of NRPA along with past committees and boards of the Tennessee Chapter.

Kevin has a proven track-record of success in the parks and recreation field beginning in 2000 as an Athletic Director for Pell City, Alabama Parks & Recreation Department. In 2006, he relocated to Clarksville, Tennessee which included accepting a position as Manager of Operations & Planning for the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department. He currently administers $3.6 million in divisional budgets with oversight of multiple recreation projects and 130+ employees.

Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord stated that “Kevin comes with great experience and leadership skills that will continue to keep our community moving forward in recreational opportunities.”

City manager Sammy Rich stated that “Kevin not only has the necessary credentials to lead recreation, but he is a genuinely nice guy that will be a very good fit for our community as we start a new chapter in parks & recreation for our community.”

Kevin Cowling added, “I am very excited to be joining the team at the Parks & Recreation Department. Rome-Floyd County has so much to offer not just in recreation, but for families and quality of life in general. My family and I are very much looking forward to making
Rome-Floyd County our home for many years to come”

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