Recreation Department Staff & Advisory Board


Polk County Parks, Recreation and Maintenance staff members will serve the community's needs.


The year-round staff members are:

Mickey Edwards
Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Director


Laura Baird
Recreation Coordinator


Jason Jolley
Parks Coordinator 


Lourdes Gutierrez
Recreation Assistant 


The YMCA of Greater Spartanburg Staff are:

Atticus Fehl
District Executive Director

Brad Muse

Sports Coordinator 


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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.

The Rec Advisory board is looking for new board members to help guide the Recreation department moving forward. Applicants should select if they are interested in a 1, 2 or 3 year term. Use this link to apply!

There are up to 9 members (currently 3 openings) on the board which meets every other month on the second Tuesday of the month. 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. Paul Beiler - Commissioner
2. Garry Bradley
3. Steve King
4. Gwen Ryan
5. Erica Shanks
6. Neal Waldrop
7. Dee O'Brien
8. Cassandra Townsend