City of East Ridge officials announced the promotion of Shawnna Skiles to the position of director of parks and recreation for the city. She has worked for East Ridge for 15 years, serving as assistant director of the parks and recreation department for the past eight months.
Prior to working for the City of East Ridge, Ms. Skiles volunteered with the East Ridge Youth Association. Her volunteer skills qualified her for the position of supervisor at the East Ridge Community Center, where she was responsible for revamping seniors’ programs, rental schedules, and indoor activities such as cheerleading and basketball. -ball. Ms. Skiles was quickly promoted to Sports and Community Center Supervisor, adding responsibilities for managing the baseball, softball, soccer and flag football programs at Camp Jordan while maintaining her responsibilities at the East Ridge Community Center.
Ms Skiles was promoted to Deputy Director of the Parks and Recreation Department in September 2021 before being appointed Acting Director effective January 2022. Her abilities have not gone unnoticed and earlier this month Ms Skiles was promoted to director of the East Ridge Parks and Recreation Department.
Asked about her new position, Ms. Skiles said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue the good work that is being done while developing all the programs the city has to offer. I also look forward to continuing my work with one of the best parks and recreation teams around. All the guys and girls in the department are great!