Acworth Parks, Recreation, and Community Resource Department


4361 Cherokee Street | Acworth, GA 30101 | Office: 770-917-1234 |
 Fax: 470-648-0599
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

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Mission Statement
Provide quality services through exceptional people.

Vision Statement

To create extraordinary experiences.


1Kim has served as Director of Acworth Parks, Recreation, and Community Resource Department since August 2021, previously serving as the Assistant Director over Recreation as well as the Director of the Acworth Tourism Bureau Authority. Kim graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management and a minor in Marketing. She is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional and a graduate of GRPA Leadership program.  Kim and her family reside in downtown Acworth and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, exploring new parks, and  volunteering with Special Olympics.  She has over 20 years of recreation experience and is extremely honored to work and play in the community where she lives.


Kim Watt
Director, Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department
kwatt@acworth.org
770-917-1234
 

2Neely is our Assistant Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Resource Department. Prior to Acworth, Neely served many roles over an 18-year career with Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency. Neely graduated from Shorter College with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Management. She is an active member of the Georgia Recreation and Park Association serving both on state committees and within her local district. In her spare time, Neely enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two dogs Bandit and Dexter, watching her daughter play lacrosse, working out, and cheering on the Falcons.

Ask Me Questions Regarding
Acworth Community Center, Conferences, and Facility Programming

Neely Motiejunas
Assistant Director, Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department
nmotiejunas@acworth.org
770-917-1234


3Nick is our Assistant Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Resource Department. He is originally from Fort Lauderdale FL, but he and his family moved to Acworth in 1997 and he has lived here ever since. Nick graduated from Truett McConnell College with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management. Best part of his job is working with the great people on our staff and improving all our parks and facilities on a daily basis. His favorite event is Santa's Arrival. In his free time, Nick he enjoys spending time outdoors, hanging out with friends, going to concerts, and cheering on the Atlanta Braves. He currently resides in Dallas with his wife, daughter, and their Australian Shepard Rory.

Ask Me Questions Regarding
Parks Maintenance, Dallas Beach, Proctor Beach, Cauble Beach, Great Lake Clean Up, and Acworth Lake Authority 

Nick Fryman
Assistant Director, Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department
nfryman@acworth.org
770-917-1234

IMG_3536-2Lauren is our Recreation Coordinator of Therapeutics. She graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation and Leisure Studies. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional. Lauren and her family live in Kennesaw with their dogs, Zoe and Oliver. Lauren's favorite program is Horizon Baseball. When she is not at work, she enjoys taking pure barre classes, which she has been doing for seven years, playing with her dogs, and traveling.

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Special Needs Programs

Lauren Ham
Recreations Coordinator; Therapeutics
lham@acworth.org
770-917-1234

5Jordon is our Recreation Coordinator over Youth Programing. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and a Master's degree in Recreational Sport Management. Originally from Southern California, she moved to Georgia in 2016. Jordon's favorite event is Breakfast with the Grinch. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, and exploring all Northeast Georgia has to offer. She currently resides in Kennesaw with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs and cat.

Ask Me Questions Regarding
Acworth Achievers, Expanding Horizons, Acworth Young Aldermen, Youth Events, and Summer Day Camps.

Jordon Gonzalez
Recreations Coordinator; Youth Programming
jgonzalez@acworth.org
770-917-1234

IMG_5556Mary Beth is currently the Events and Communications Coordinator. She is originally from Warner Robins, Georgia, but moved to Kennesaw for college where she is finishing a degree in Organizational Communication. Mary Beth is new to the team, but is excited to get started and serve the Acworth community by helping create memorable events. In her free time, Mary Beth cheers on the Atlanta Braves, reads, binge-watches the latest Netflix show, hangs out with friends, or spends time with her family when she can sneak away to Warner Robins to visit.

Ask Me Questions Regarding
Special Event Permits, Website, Social Media, and Events-- including Santa's Arrival, and Concerts on the Green.

Mary Beth Gibbs
Recreation Coordinator; Events and Communications
mgibbs@acworth.org
770-917-1234
IMG_3546Lauren is our Recreation Coordinator for Active Adults. She is a Kennesaw State graduate and still currently lives in Kennesaw with her two sweet dogs, Stella and Hank. Lauren loves getting to know and help the active adult community in Acworth. With the Eagles being Lauren's favorite band, you could consider her an old soul. When she is not at work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her friends and family, kayaking, going on outdoor adventures and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. 

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Active Adults (55+) Programs

Lauren Salkill
Recreation Coordinator; Active Adults
770-917-1234

eddie-3Eddie is our Recreation Coordinator of Athletics. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Sport Management, and in 2014 with a Master's degree in Sports Administration. Eddie is originally from Jupiter, Florida, but currently lives in Vinings with his dog Chief. He loves his job because he is surrounded by sports everyday. In his spare time, Eddie likes to spend time with family and friends, workout, play sports, and cheer on FSU, the Falcons, and Braves.

Ask Me Questions Regarding
Youth and Preschool Sports Camps, Youth and Adult Sports Leagues and Programs, Adult Pickleball, Acworth Turkey Chase, and Athletic Tournaments. 



Eddie Lacher
Recreation Coordinator; Athletics
770-917-1234

7Daulton is our Assistant Recreation Coordinator. He played baseball at Calhoun Community College and Georgia Highlands before transferring to Kennesaw State University where  he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management in 2018. He was born and raised here in Acworth where he lives with his wife and two cats Mikko and Thor. Daulton is the ultimate team player, supporting all of our coordinators in their programs. His favorite is the Acworth Achievers. When he is not at work, Daulton enjoys outdoor sports, hiking, playing volleyball, and spending time and traveling with his wife and cheering on the Atlanta Braves.

Ask Me Questions Regarding
Athletic opportunities, camps, Horizon League, and active adult programs

Daulton Hill
Assistant Recreation Coordinator
770-917-1234

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John attended Georgia Highlands College with a focus on Business Management. He grew up in the Dallas/Acworth area participating in the Acworth sports programs through his youth. In his free time, John enjoys going to and watching the Atlanta Braves and UGA play. He loves spending time with friends and family and traveling with his wife. 

Ask Me Questions Regarding

Parks Maintenance, Dallas Landing Park, Proctor Landing Park, Cauble Park, and the Great Lake Clean Up

John Greeson
Parks Operations Manager 
jgreeson@acworth.org
770-917-1234

9Clem is our Operations Manager of Athletics and Horticulture. He attended Manatee Junior College before transferring to Florida State University to play college baseball. He was the two time 1st round draft pick to play baseball professionally for the Cincinnati Reds. Clem relocated to Georgia in 2011 and now works with us full time. He was named the 2014 GRPA, District 5 Outstanding Facility and Grounds Maintenance Staff Member of the Year. He now resides in Euharlee with his wife and enjoys spending time with their blended family of 6 children, playing golf, and cheering on the FSU Seminoles and the Atlanta Braves.

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Operations Manager of Athletics and Horticulture 


Clem Freeman
Operations Manager; Athletic Fields & Horticulture    
cfreeman@acworth.org
770-917-1234

IMG_0070Kevin is currently our Facilities Operations Manager. He is originally from Yakima Washington, but currently lives in Cartersville with his wife and two dogs Buddy and Magnolia. He graduated from Oregon State University in 2014. His favorite part of his job is coming in every day and working with our staff to make the City of Acworth better everyday. As a new member of our team he is excited for all the upcoming events he gets to be a part of. When he is not at work, Kevin likes to collect sports memorabilia, building Lego sets, spending time with his growing family, enjoying everything Georgia and the south has to offer, fishing with his family, and cheering on the Seattle Mariners, Braves, and Oregon State Beavers, and the Georgia Bulldogs.

Ask Me Questions Regarding
Building and Facility Maintenance

Kevin Blank
Facilities Operations Manager  
770-917-1234

12Ashlee is our Business Manager. She graduated from the University of Northwestern with a degree in Communication Studies. Originally from Minnesota, she moved to Kennesaw. She loves to interact with all our customers and assist with reservations and registrations. In her free time, Ashlee enjoys traveling, hiking, reading a good book, and antiquing with her husband.

Ask Me Questions Regarding
Facility Reservations, Job Openings, Community Class Proposals, Online Reservations/Registrations, Blood Drives, Recycle Days, and General Comments or Questions Related to Parks and Recreation.



Ashlee Jordan Fox
Business Manager/Assistant Recreation Coordinator 
770-917-1234

haleyheadshotHaley Hunter is currently our Customer Experience Coordinator. She is currently in school at Arizona State University studying Sustainability and Communications. Haley was born in Marietta and has lived around the Cobb County area most of her life. She enjoys getting to work closely with our instructors who offer such a fun variety of classes for the community. Haley is also very involved in the community garden. In her free time, Haley loves taking care of plants, reading, traveling, hiking, and spending time with friends, family, and her two dogs Keller and Binx. 

Ask Me Questions Regarding
Online Facility Reservations, Class Registrations, and General Comments or Questions Related to Parks and Recreation.


Haley Hunter
Customer Experience Coordinator
770-917-1234

For employment opportunities with the City of Acworth, please visit the Human Resource Department's page here.