2017 Nominations for Office
Simon Bradbury, Director of Recreation for Tellico Village. Over sight of recreation centers, greenways and trails, tennis, pickleball, parks, and employee wellness program.
Simon is Certified through ACE fitness in Group Fitness, Health Coaching , and Mind/Body exercise. On the side he teaches Yoga/Pilates classes and Padddleboard yoga classes in the summer for Riversports.
Simon has over 20 years of professional recreation management experience, holds a CPRE Certification as well as a Bachelors in Recreation Management with a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. He is a graduate of the National Directors School and Graduate Program, Revenue Management School, and the Parks Maintenance School. Simon is a highly motivated, focused, fun loving leader who feels strongly the desire to give back to TRPA. “It truly would be an honor for me and my family if I were selected to serve in the role of President of our Association.” Simon guarantees to give it his all and to make it an exciting and productive year for the Association.
Lauren Cox is in her sixth year as the Special Event and Program Coordinator for the Town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department. She is also the volunteer coordinator for the Town. Before starting work with the Town of Farragut, she served as the Youth Program Coordinator for the City of Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation Department for four years. During this time, she assisted with grants and coordinated a wide variety of programs and events: tournaments, summer camps and youth and senior recreation programs.
She fell in love with parks and recreation while attending college and volunteering with local parks and recreation agencies. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Services from Middle Tennessee State University concentrating in outdoor recreation. She is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional and a Certified Playground Safety Inspector through the National Parks and Recreation Association.
“I believe that being active and involved in TRPA is the only way to see progress in our local parks and recreation departments,” she says. “I currently serve TRPA as the Awards Chair and I have served as the East District Chair, served on the Conference Program Committee and volunteered with the Conference Host Committee in the past. Having served in other areas, I feel that I would be a great candidate for the position of Vice President. I am excited for an opportunity to return to the TRPA leadership board.”
Sybil Dancer, Director of Selmer Park and Recreation for the Town of Selmer, TN. I have a total of 18yrs in the Park and Recreation field, of which 4yrs I was a Co-Director, and 14yrs Director. I oversee 4 parks within our City along with the Farmers Market and Community Center. I have applied and successfully received 5 LPRF Grants in which included a Splash Pad. I have also received an RTP Grant for our walking track at the Selmer City Park. I have partnered with many other organizations within our community for grants such as TN Downtown, TRPA Community Gardens, McNairy County Health Dept. Healthy Community for an outdoors fitness center and others.
I have been a member of TRPA for 14yrs. I have held many offices and positions during this time. I was Sec/treasury for 2 terms, I have been West District chair, served on Conference Committees and helped in many other ways.
I have been married to Tim Dancer for 25yrs, we have two sons Brady 23, and Clay 20. I have taught Dance and Gymnastics since 1982, and still currently teach gymnastics. I am the McNairy Central High School Basketball Cheer Coach also. I love spending time with my family and watching them play softball.
You may ask why do I want to be your Vice-President, well I am very passionate about my job. I take my role as a park and recreation director very serious by trying every day to improve the life of others I enjoy putting on events and offering programs for others that make them active and happy! As your vice-president I will strive to continue moving TRPA forward and making Tennessee Recreation outstanding!