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The Board of Directors plays a crucial role in providing oversight and governance to the association, with members dedicated to promoting positive change within the park and recreation profession.

Chamreece Diggs, CPRP
Greensboro Parks & Recreation

Chamreece is a proud graduate of NCA & TSU with a degree in Recreation Administration and earned her MBA from UNCG. A Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, with 12 years of experience, Chamreece is the Special Programs Superintendent with Greensboro Parks and Recreation. She supervises Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation, Active Adults, Greensboro Youth Council, and Aquatics.


Chamreece believes in enriching the field of parks and recreation through innovation, exploration, and collaboration. She prides herself on being equity focused, people oriented, progressive, and a creative

critical thinker.


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Ken Hisler, CPRP
Raleigh Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources 

Ken is an Assistant Director with Raleigh Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources and 25 of his 30 years in the industry have been with the city.  His commitment to the profession includes serving as the President Elect for NCRPA, many years on the conference curriculum committee, and previously on the Advocacy Committee.


Nationally, he is a member of the NRPA Conference Planning Committee, Board of Regents for Supervisors Management School, and beginning his third term with Maintenance Management School. He and his wife Sharon, have been married for 28 years, live in Raleigh, and have two adult children.


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Daniel Leatherman, CPRE

Member - Professional Development
Iredell County Parks & Recreation

Daniel is honored to serve as Director of the Iredell County Parks & Recreation Department. He is an active member of NCRPA serving on the Professional Development committee and presenter at NCRPA workshops/conferences. He served as lead/host for the new NCRPA Facility Management Summit, and has served on the Conference Planning Committee, Professional Development Committee, and the Nominations Committee.


Daniel has been a contributor to the NCRPA Recre8 and NRPA Parks & Recreation magazines, and enjoys merging business and service industry best practices to best serve the community. Daniel maintains several national certifications in recreation, physiology, and operations.

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Every year a President-Elect is selected to serve a three year term and either the Professional Development or At-Large Board member is selected for a two year term.  Nominations for these positions are accepted year round with decisions made in early fall. 


Learn more and apply here. 

Meet the Board

Jared Mull, CPRP

Past President

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Jared serves as the Southwest NC-Area Representative with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has over 13 years of parks and recreation experience with Mecklenburg County, Kannapolis, and Transylvania County. Jared obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation from Southern Wesleyan University, and a Master’s Degree in Recreation Management from High Point University. He has served in various roles with NCRPA  including Region 7 Chair, Conference Planning, Awards, and Nominations Committee. Jared and his wife Jennifer reside in Etowah, NC. They have two beautiful children that constantly challenge him to be a better person every day.


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Andy Stahr, CPRE,
Member - DEI
Gastonia Parks & Recreation

Andy currently serves as the Senior Administrative Services Coordinator for the City of Gastonia, focusing on finance, grants, special projects, and facilities.  He has over 20 years of experience in the public and non-profit parks and recreation sectors.  Andy  serves the profession as an AAPRA mentor, CAPRA visitor, and CPRE/CPRP Certification Committee member.  Since their inception, he has been involved with the NRPA Equity in Practice program and Gastonia's DEI Champion Team.  Andy believes that the field of Parks and Recreation allows us to create opportunities for all people to build relationships and make lasting memories.


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