Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that Parvin Neloms Jr. has been named the City of Fresno’s new Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Director. He takes over the position currently being held by Interim PARCS Director Bruce Rudd. Neloms begins his position with the City on October 30, 2017.
“I’ve heard from our community and our staff about what our City needs in a PARCS Director, and I’m pleased to report that we’ve found the perfect person for the job,” said City Manager Quan-Schecter. “Parvin is an excellent leader and will be an immediate contributor to our team.”
Mr. Neloms most recently served as the Director of Parks and Recreation with the City of Miami Gardens in Florida, a position he assumed in February of 2014. As director, Neloms was responsible for the oversight of all Recreation Program Services, Athletic Services, Inclusion Services, Administration and the City’s Park Operations. He established over 30 partnerships in the community and in Dade County of Miami, Florida to develop extensive relationships with the community and to fill the department’s void pertaining to program budgetary services.
Mr. Neloms has also served as Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation in Durham, North Carolina; Director of Parks and Recreation in Talladega, Alabama; Assistant Facility Coordinator and Recreation Coordinator with Metro Parks of Nashville, Tennessee, and Facility Operations Coordinator for Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Neloms, Jr comes to the City of Fresno with over 18 years of professional and volunteer experience in the leisure service industry. He holds a Masters in Science Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University of Richmond, Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration with a minor in Business from the University of Southern Mississippi of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.