On Thursday, June 29th, the Weed Recreation and Park District held a celebration for two new beginnings at the Weed Community Center.
The community was invited to an open house to say goodbye to Kim Greene who is retiring as the Weed Rec and Parks Director and to welcome Nancy Miller to take her place.
Lifelong Weed resident and retired history teacher, James Langford gives his former student, Nancy Miller a hug in support of her becoming the new Weed Recreation and Parks Director during an open house celebration at the Community Center.
Through the years, Kim Greene has supported the City of Weed in many different capacities. In 2022, she was the Weed mayor. She was on the city council for about 8 years and was also the past president of the Weed Chamber of Commerce. In her four years as Rec and Park Director, she has increased the Community Center’s membership and obtained grants through Prop 68, Blue Sky, and the Ford and McClonnell foundations, among others to improve and upgrade both the indoor and outdoor pools and installed the solar system for the Community Center. She added exercise classes, and senior fitness programs, and, along with Christy Forry, the District Secretary, secured the Silver Sneaker program.
The Weed Recreation and Parks District includes the Weed Community Gym and Fitness Center, Carrick Park, Bel Air Park, Charlie Bird Park, and the Weed Community Pool.
Incoming director of the Weed Recreation and Parks District Nancy Miller, shares a cake with Kim Greene who is retiring from the position during an open house celebration with the community at the Community Center last Thursday.
At the open house party where the Sons of Italy gave a presentation on behalf of Kim Greene’s services to the community in which Police Chief Justin Mayberry and several other officers, and council members came to pay their respects and say goodbye. Through her tears, Christy Forry says, “I’m going to miss Kim. We worked really well together as a team.”
Nancy Miller who is taking over as the new Rec and Park Director, grew up in Weed and has been a volunteer and an aquatic instructor at the Weed Community Center for the past 4 years. She has worked at the College of the Siskiyous for 36 years in administrative support and as Director of Human Resources. She plans on developing policies, procedures, and the budget, and will look for more grant opportunities. She says that she will survey people in the district to see what the community wants. She plans on celebrating the diversity of the Weed community and the different ethnicities, holidays, and traditions. “I also want to get to know our community partners-the city, county, and large industries in our area. I want to build on and partner with their employees in wellness programs. We already have a good foundation and I want to build on that to make our programs and facilities even better. Our mission is to provide facilities and programs to the citizens in our district which includes Weed, Edgewood, and Hammond Ranch.”
Christy Forry says of Miller, “I think Nancy is going to do good here and be a great fit.”
Another lifelong Weed community resident is Shirley Dutt who also has been teaching aquatic aerobics at the Center for the past 4 years. She says, “I have known Kim Green a very long time and I wish her the best in whatever she does. I am going to miss her a lot. As for the new incoming director; I am thrilled that they offered Nancy Miller the position and she took it. Her dad was my high school history teacher. She comes from a great family and I look forward to working with her in the future.”
As the announcement to the open house said, “Without the past, there would be no future.”
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