Meet Richard Griggs, Director of the Statesville Recreation & Parks Department

Last Updated 7/19/2024

Richard Griggs, Director of the Statesville Recreation & Parks Department

Richard Griggs is a dedicated and accomplished individual serving as the Director for the Statesville Recreation & Parks Department. With a passion for community development and a commitment to enriching the lives of others, Richard has proven himself to be an exceptional Leader and Mentor.

His leadership style is characterized by his approachability and supportive nature. Richard is always willing to lend a helping hand and guide his team members, fostering a collaborative and positive work environment. As a Good Listener, he understands the concerns and aspirations of his colleagues, ensuring that their voices are heard and valued.

Richard's enthusiasm for community engagement and recreational activities is contagious. His encouraging attitude motivates both staff and residents to actively participate in various programs, making the department a hub for community growth and unity.

One of Richard's greatest strengths is his ability to maintain a positive and cheerful outlook even in challenging situations. This optimism permeates throughout the department, fostering a culture of resilience and perseverance.

Having served in the Statesville Recreation & Parks Department since 2009, Richard has earned the trust and admiration of his team and the community at large. His commitment to creating meaningful recreational opportunities and fostering a sense of belonging has significantly contributed to the well-being and happiness of the residents.

In his free time, Richard enjoys spending quality moments with his family, exploring the outdoors, and staying active through various sports and fitness activities. He firmly believes that leading by example is vital in motivating others to embrace a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Richard's journey as the Director for the Statesville Recreation & Parks Department is a testament to his unwavering dedication and passion for enhancing the lives of others. With his leadership and vision, the community continues to thrive, providing a safe, welcoming, and enriching environment for all.

Beyond his professional achievements, Richard is known for his involvement in philanthropic activities, advocating for causes that promote wellness, inclusivity, and environmental sustainability. He believes in the power of parks and recreation to transform lives and create a strong sense of community identity.

Recreation & Parks

The Statesville Recreation and Parks Department strives to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Statesville through recreation programs, facilities and experiences designed to meet the leisure needs of the community and to provide people of every age, race, and creed an opportunity to come together, participate, create, and share the positive experiences of Life.




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