The mission of the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission is to provide diverse year round opportunities by creating and providing recreation, leisure and community services necessary to promote and improve the overall quality of life for the citizens of Jefferson County, West Virginia.
Board meetings are held on the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month (except August & December). Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Jefferson County Community Center in the Meeting Room. For more information about the meetings please call (304) 728-3207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Board By-laws adopted 4.19.17 (Click Here)
Meeting Minutes & Agendas (Click Here)
Term Length: 3 years
Toni is the finance officer at the Jefferson County Council on Aging in Ranson, WV. Prior to that, she was the editor for The Shepherdstown Chronicle. She also previously served as reporter then managing editor for The Spirit of Jefferson newspaper in Charles Town. A 1987 graduate of Mary Washington College, Toni majored in English Literature with a secondary high school teaching certification. She earned her Masters in Library Science and Information Science at Syracuse University. She and her husband, Tom, reside in Harpers Ferry where they have lived for 24 years, raising four children. In addition to the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, Toni is a member of the Shepherdstown Community Club and an active member of Fellowship Bible Church.
Ann Mountz - Vice-President
Ann, her husband, and her daughter have lived in Harpers Ferry for 15 years and her son was born here in 2007. She grew up Illinois and moved to MD in 1998. She is a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom for her two children who have participated in many JCPRC programs over the years. She joined the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation board in 2013 so that she could have a more active role in the direction of the parks and programs that are important to her family. She currently serves as vice-president of the board. She holds a B.S. in Zoology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and an M.S. in Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences, specializing in environmental chemistry, from the University of Maryland at College Park.
David Hill - Treasurer
Dave is originally from Baltimore, MD. He had the privilege to live in a handful of other states due to career demands and finally settled in Harpers Ferry, WV, approximately 12 years ago. He is the father of three beautiful daughters and an awesome wife giving him 25 years of exciting marriage. His daughters were very active in the local recreational league soccer and it quickly became obvious that the recreational sports leagues had well outgrown the available quality field playing space. Given his 20-years background in Construction and position as an Executive for Clark Construction in Bethesda MD, he was approached by a member of the Commission to see if he would help propel the James Hite Park project, which would involve a limited budget, limited time, and cut scope to form, fit, and function, but also involved an abundance of great people from JCPRC to support the project in any way possible. Needless to say, he said yes and now he’s part of a the many volunteers who help make our Parks & Recreation a stellar part of the Jefferson County community.
Heather McIntyre - Secretary
Heather was born and raised in Jefferson County and attended Jefferson County Schools. Before coming to the Chamber she worked in her family business, Community Oil Company, as Vice President for 10 years. She was appointed to the Chamber board in 1996, was President in 2001, on the board until 2003, and became Executive Director in 2007.
Heather sits on many boards and committees such as: Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Board of Governors, Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau board, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation board, WV Chamber Executives board (treasurer), Region VII Workforce Development board, United Way of the Eastern Panhandle-Day of Caring committee, Local School Improvement Council, Washington High School Advisory Committee, and the Charles Town Rotary.
Heather completed four years (2014-2017) at Northeast Institute at Villanova College in Philadelphia where she received her Institute for Organization Management (IOM) degree. Heather is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Jefferson and a 2018 graduate of Leadership West Virginia..
Heather is married to her husband, Bill and has two sons, Chris and Brad; two daughters-in-laws, Juliana and Melissa; and four grandchildren, Gwynnie, Darrah, Valentina and Lucca. (Term 2019-2022)
Gene lives in Kearneysville, WV. Gene has been a member of the board and supportive of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation for many years. Since joining the board, new projects include Moulton Park renovation and campsite creation, ADA Compliant Playground upgrades, Phase I construction of James Hite Park, which has provided soccer and football fields for over 1000 children in Jefferson County, growth in programming and events, and so much more including Fireworks, which brought more than 10,000 people to Sam Michael’s Park.
I am an advocate for human and environmental health. I participate in many outdoor recreational activities and believe that physical exercise is essential in maintaining wellness. My cultural pursuits lean towards music, both pop and classical, and non-fiction. I am an ecologist by training but earned an MBA to develop my skills in the business world. I am currently the Program Manager for Environmental Protection at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. Throughout my life I have been involved as a volunteer for youth sports, catechism instruction, liturgical music, and community services like tree plantings and roadside clean-ups. (Term 2017-2020)
Dave is a 26 year employee at CSX Transportation where he a Locomotive Engineer. He is very active in community sports. Dave is the Head JV Baseball Coach at Jefferson High School and an Assistant Baseball Coach with the Purcellville Cannons, Valley Baseball League, Summer Collegiate Team. Over the years, Dave has coached basketball and football at the youth, Middle School and High School Levels. He has served in numerous board/ administrative capacities with several area schools and youth organizations. Dave and his wife, Shannon, live in Kearneysville. They have 7 kids. (Term 2019-2022)
Katie moved Jefferson County in 2015 with her husband, children and pets. She is an active mother of 4 children. She has lead a Girl Scout Troop for the last 3 years and is member of the Society of Women Engineers. She is originally from Michigan and attended Michigan State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She has held various positions with Colgate Palmolive and Lumi Inc. before accepting a role with Rockwool in 2019 where she is currently employed. Katie enjoys knitting, running, and spending time with her family.
Information updated 2019