Karen Scherzer introduced Dr. James D. Worsley as our speaker for the meeting. Dr. Worsley is the recently appointed Director of Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation. His undergraduate degree is from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he also was awarded a Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation. His Doctorate of Philosophy is from North Carolina A&T State University where he majored in Leadership Studies.

Most recently Dr. Worsley was the Director of Parks and Recreation in Columbus, Georgia. Although he has only been on the job a short two months in Chesterfield, he shared with us a deep understanding of the current state of his department and will be working on a strategic plan to provide the framework for the future of Chesterfield’s Parks and Recreation.