City of Fresno Announces New PARCS Director

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.

City of Fresno Announces New PARCS Director

Posted: October 26, 2017

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, […]

Ninth Annual DAC Achievement Award

Posted: October 23, 2017

Each year, in conjunction with the celebration of October as Disability Awareness Month, the City of Fresno Disability Advisory Commission (DAC) recognizes individuals, organizations, and City employees that have improved the quality of life for people with disabilities in Fresno.  Recipients will be honored on October 26, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. during the City Council […]

City of Fresno Celebrates the Grand Re-opening of Fulton Street

Posted: October 21, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand was joined by former Mayor Ashley Swearengin, City leaders, staff and hundreds of supporters to witness the grand re-opening of Fulton Street in the heart of downtown Fresno and the successful completion of the Fulton Street Reconstruction Project.  The event re-opens the six-block-long thoroughfare to vehicular traffic for the first time in […]

Mayor Brand Reveals City’s Amazon HQ2 Proposal

Posted: October 19, 2017

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand held a press conference at City Hall this morning to provide the details on the City of Fresno’s proposal to land Amazon’s second headquarters, outlining the key reasons why Fresno is the ideal location for the HQ2 project. The online retail giant announced last month that it had plans for a […]

Mayor Brand Statement on the Passing of Ambassador Phillip Sanchez

Posted: October 17, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Ambassador Phillip V. Sanchez: “Fresno has lost another giant.  Phillip Sanchez served as the highest-ranking Hispanic official for three U.S. Presidents, as Ambassador to both Honduras and Colombia, and as Assistant Director in the Office of Economic Opportunity.  He rose from poverty, […]

Residents shine in collaborative process to select $70 million in TCC funding

Posted: October 9, 2017

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Mayor Brand Statement on Tragedy in Las Vegas

Posted: October 2, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas last night: “I want to offer my condolences and prayers to everyone affected by this act of madness.  This senseless tragedy has shocked our nation, and we should be grateful for the quick response by Las Vegas police and emergency […]

City of Fresno Announces New Transportation Director

Posted: September 25, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that Jim Schaad has been named the City of Fresno’s new Director of Transportation, effective September 25, 2017.  Schaad, who had been serving as Assistant Director for the Department of Transportation, replaces interim Transportation Director Bruce Rudd. “We are fortunate to have someone of Jim’s […]

Mayor Brand Statement on Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement

Posted: September 5, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement on DACA: “I have consistently called for immigration reform, including joining my Council colleagues in December 2015 to unanimously support comprehensive immigration legislation, so I appreciate the fact that the President has given Congress a six-month window to act on this important issue. […]

Labor Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: September 1, 2017

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 4.  The delivery of some City services may be affected by the holiday as well.  Please see the list below for details. Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed; Terminal, concessions, […]