There is a good bit of “Rough and Tumble” that goes with being a leader of a local government Parks and Recreation Agency. Leadership in such settings involves managing relationships with elected officials and citizens, while at the same time striving to maintain professional decorum. It is a constant challenge. Our guest today, John Wilbanks, is a model leader in that regard. Serving as Executive Director of the Maryville Alcoa and Blount County Recreation and Parks Commission for 21 years, and then taking on the task of establishing a new department at Pigeon Forge Tennessee.
Mark and John talk today about his exemplary career and life of service here in Tennessee.