Town of Herndon Appoints Director of Parks and Recreation

Town of Herndon Appoints Director of Parks and Recreation

The Town of Herndon has named Bob Williams, CPRP, as director of Parks and Recreation. Williams replaces Cindy Roeder, who retired from the town this month after more than 20 years of dedicated service.

In his new post, Williams will be responsible for direction of the town’s Parks and Recreation department, to include staff management, recreation program planning and development, facilities operation and maintenance, and capital improvement planning. Williams will also oversee operations of Chestnut Grove Cemetery. It will be his job to foster collaborative relationships with Herndon’s sports, schools, arts, non-profit and business organizations. He will also provide leadership and oversight to the department’s five operating divisions: administration, recreation programs, facilities, aquatics and parks.

Williams will report to Town Manager Bill Ashton and will serve as a member of the town’s management team.  “No question, Cindy Roeder’s shoes are hard to fill,” Ashton said. 

Williams has most recently served as director of Parks and Recreation for Martinsburg-Berkeley County, where he created the department’s first strategic and master plan and developed improved processes that greatly increased productivity as well as community and employee engagement. Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibility in the parks and recreation divisions of Alexandria, VA; Licking County, OH; and Chester County, PA. He is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation from Slippery Rock University and a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management from Robert Morris University.