County Executive Leopold has appointed Rick Anthony Director of Recreation and Parks after he served three months as acting director.
“Rick Anthony has shown the ability to capably manage the Department of Recreation and Parks and has the drive to implement this Administration’s vision of increasing land preservation, improving our parks and providing excellent recreational opportunities for our citizens,” County Executive Leopold said.
Anthony has served as football commissioner of the Edgewater Blue Devils and sits on the transition board to merge three athletic organizations into one entity, South River Youth Athletics. He is an elder at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Church, where he leads a men’s group and overseas athletic activities.
Anthony previously served in the Air Force and worked for the County for over 10 years as a Pre-trial Investigator and House Arrest Coordinator. He lives in Edgewater with his wife, Danielle, and their four children.
The appointment was effective Sept. 1.