Polk County Parks and Recreation has four year-round staff members who serve the community's needs with the help of seasonal staff.
The year-round staff members are:
Laura Baird, Interim Director
lbaird@polknc.org

Letoya Twitty, Athletics Coordinator
ltwitty@polknc.org

Molly Cantrell, Trails Coordinator
trails@polknc.org

Brad Muse, Recreation Assistant


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.

There are up to 9 members on the board which meets most months at 6:00 on the second Monday. 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. Claude Turner
2. Laura Lynch
3. Billy Alm
4. Matt Mullett
5. Vacant
6. Vacant
7. Vacant
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
Paul Beiler (Commissioner representative)