2021 TRPA Candidates for Office
Undrae Johnson, a native of Haywood County Tennessee. I grew up in a small town in West Tennessee, where I learned hard-work ethics and moral principles. He graduated from Haywood High School 1988. I continued my education at Jackson State Community College.
After College in 1994, I begin volunteering coaching, and mentoring youth in the Parks and Recreation programming. I also became active in the School System substituting teachers program. In 1996, I started my career at the Procter and Gamble Company. For 22 years I had several roles and assignments in leadership across the site. The most passionate role was Site Safety Coordinator/ Trainer. My role consisted of coaching hundreds of employees on State OSHA laws within Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) area.
In 2014, I was selected to serve as an Advisory Council with the UT Extension for the state of Tennessee. As a board member, we were awarded a grant called “BeMore” to help resolve obesity in our immediate area. I led the faith-based community by providing informative classes and exercises for churches in the community.2018; I begin my career as Executive Director of Parks and Recreation. My mission is to continue to build upon the foundation of the brand of Parks and Recreation by providing programs, activities for all ages and promote healthy lifestyles for families. I want to be a part of improving life for our community and abroad and Parks and Recreation IS the right tool for the job.
2020, I was nominated and voted to the chair-elect for the West District TRPA. 2021, I’m the chair of the West District and been recently nominated for President-elect seat TRPA. As President-elect, I will be eager to continue my journey of building and enhancing TRPA across Tennessee! I will thrive to assist the President in his endeavor and goals! “Together for TRPA”
Jennifer Letourneau, CPRP is the Director of Clarksville Parks and Recreation and has been with the City for over 30 years. She has served in various capacities at Parks and Recreation since 2003 including Rental Supervisor, Event Planning Supervisor, Parks and Recreation Manager, and Assistant Director. She has her CPRP and is currently leading her Department in achieving their CAPRA certification. Jennifer is passionate about growing as a leader for her team and learning new things. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to the National Parks and time with her dogs and boyfriend.
Candidates for District/Branch/Section Offices
|East District||Joe Ebarb, Johnson City Parks & Recreation|
|Central District||Eddie Blake Golden, Metro Nashville Parks & Recreation|
|West District||Marcha Allen, Memphis Parks & Neighborhoods|
|Patrick O'Mara, Lakeland Parks & Recreation|
|Administration Branch||Brittany Spencer, Farragut Parks & Recreation|
|Parks & Facilities Branch||Jeremy Grenat, Hendersonville Parks & Recreation|
|Programming & Recreation Branch||Cassie Yates, Bartlett Parks & Recreation|
|Ethnic Minority Interest Section||Whitney Billingsley, Jackson Parks & Recreation|
|Morris Robinson, Memphis Parks & Neighborhoods|
|Municipal/County Interest Section||Jazmin Barney, Clarksville Parks & Recreation|
2020 TRPA Election Results
Dave Anderson, CPRP, President-Elect
Lauren Cox, CPRP, CPSI Secretary/Treasurer
|East District Chair-Elect - Ben Vaughn||Administration Branch Chair-Elect - Sarah Jennings|
|Central District Chair-Elect - Erin McBee||Parks & Facilities Branch Chair-Elect - Tyler Watts|
|West District Chair-Elect - Tiffany McCollins||Recreation & Programming Branch Chair-Elect - Candice Ward(appointed to Chair when Kyle resigned. New chair-elected at the meeting - Sharon Cole)|
|Ethnic Minority Interest Section Chair-Elect - Sharon Cole||Municipal/County Interest Section Chair-Elect - Brittany Garrett|