Greensboro Parks and Recreation Director Nasha McCray will become an assistant city manager beginning on July 1 according to announcement from the City of Greensboro.

McCray has been the Parks and Recreation director since 2018, was the deputy director of Parks and Recreation from 2015 to 2018 and has been an employee of the City of Greensboro since 2009.  McCray served as interim Parks and Recreation director from 2017 until being appointed director.

Along with being an assistant city manager, McCray will continue to be the director of the Parks and Recreation Department until a replacement is named.

As assistant city manager, McCray will oversee the Community Services departments of Creative Greensboro, Human Rights, Libraries and Museums, Neighborhood Development, Parks and Recreation and Workforce Development.

Under McCray’s leadership the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department was awarded the 2020 National Gold Award for Excellence from the National Recreation and Park Association.

The Parks and Recreation Plan2Play Master Plan, which was developed under McCray’s direction, also won awards.

McCray said, “This is an exciting time to join the executive team as the City embarks on a host of projects aimed at taking Greensboro to the next level. Working with the visionary leaders of the Community Services team will present endless opportunities to meet the needs of all residents placing an emphasis on providing equitable quality of life.”

Former assistant city manager Kim Sowell resigned in March to accept the position as Durham County Manager.  City Manager Tai Jaiyeoba has also included an additional assistant city manager position in his proposed 2022-2023 budget, but that budget has not yet been approved by the Greensboro City Council.

If the new assistant city manager position is approved Greensboro will have four assistant city managers and one deputy city manager under the organizational plan proposed by Jaiyeoba.