CARRBORO, N.C. -- After a national search, Town Manager Richard J. White III has selected Jerry Glenn “J.G.” Ferguson Jr. as director of the Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department.
“I am excited to continue to build upon the outstanding programs, events and facilities currently offered by the Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department,” Ferguson said. “I’m looking forward to meeting and getting to know the community while working with staff to provide quality programs, events and facilities to the citizens of Carrboro.”
Ferguson has been with the Town of Rolesville for 15 years, serving 11 as parks and recreation director and three years as the public works director. Rolesville has been one of the fastest-growing towns in North Carolina . He has been instrumental in building both departments in response to the exponential grow and service delivery demands. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations with a minor in recreation and leisure facilities.
Some of his career accomplishments include acquisition of 116 acres for a future park and 15 acres for a future public works facility; development of a Farm Site Master Plan; Parks and Recreation Comprehension Master Plan; Open Space and Greenway Master Plan; Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan (NCDOT Grant); and expanding and improving programs while maintaining and upgrading facilities.
“J.G. has provided events, programs and facilities that encourage all residents to come together and create positive memories with their families, neighbors and friends,” Town Manager White said. “I look forward to him joining the Town’s Management Team. His experience will serve the Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department and the Town well.”