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
Facility Committee Meetings are scheduled for the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. also located at the JCCC.
An Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the JCCC.
Meeting Minutes & Agendas (Click Here)
Term Length: 3 years
Toni is the editor at The Shepherdstown Chronicle. Prior to her work at this paper, she 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 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 Jefferson County Council on Aging Board of Directors and the president of the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Library Board of Directors.
Ann Mountz - Vice-President
Ann joined the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation board in 2013 so she could have a more active role in the direction of the parks and programs that are important to her family. Ann currently serves as vice-president of the board. Her background is in environmental chemistry. She and her husband have lived in Harpers Ferry for 14 years, where she is a stay-at-home mom for her two children.
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 10 years ago. He is the father of three beautiful daughters ages, 13, 15, and 21 and an awesome wife giving him 23 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.
Jimmy is a life-long resident of Jefferson County, graduating from Charles Town High School in 1970 and attended Shepherd College. In 2005, James retired after a 35-year career as the Parks Manager for Arlington County Parks and Recreation. He returned to the field in 2009, serving as Ranson Parks Manager for 6 years. James has been a member of the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation board for 21 years. He worked to transfer Sam Michael’s Park to the Parks and Recreation Commission to fulfill the recreational legacy as to fulfill the wishes of the original owner, Sam Michaels. James founded the Jefferson County Teen Basketball League and the Jefferson County Youth Football League, and sits on the board for numerous organizations in Jefferson County including, Jefferson County Council on Aging, Jefferson County Youth Football League, Jefferson County Softball League, Charles Town Basketball League, Charles Town Ranson Little League Baseball, and the Jefferson County Teen Basketball League. He has works to raise money for recreational facility expansion in Jefferson County, including support of Leetown Park baseball field and light upgrades, creation of South Jefferson Park, and various parks and Ranson, including Marcus Football Field, which was a $1.5 million project. James continues to reside in, and support Jefferson County and enjoys spending time with his 2 children and 6 grandchildren here.
Dan began work in recreation by coaching his children in youth soccer 18 years ago. As his children grew up he became more involved with the soccer program ultimately taking over operation of its coaching program and finally becoming the regional director of the program, serving nearly 1000 children in Jefferson County. After working with the county to secure funding for future development, Mr. McVicar was appointed to the Parks and Recreation Commission. He has now served on the commission for nearly 10 years, and was involved in identification, procurement, design and development of the county's new 100 ac park of Hite Road. He currently serves as the Commission Secretary and Chairman of the Facilities sub-committee. Professionally, he is a cancer researcher with National Cancer Institute of Maryland.
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.
Heather was born and raised in Jefferson County and attended Jefferson County Schools. Before coming to the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce 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 of the Chamber 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, Charles Town Merchants committee, Local School Improvement Council, Washington High School Advisory Committee, and the Charles Town Rotary. Heather is married to her husband, Bill and has two sons, Chris and Brad; two daughters-in-laws, Juliana and Melissa; and three granddaughters, Gwynn, Darrah, and Valentina.
Christopher is a stay-at-home Dad with a classical education in Business Management, a passion for creativity and a love for industrious effort. He is extremely family and community oriented. He is involved in his Church. He serves on the Parks and Recreation and HOA board of directors. He has multiple pursuits including blacksmithing, carpentry, and investment management. Christopher enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, bicycling and fishing.
Elaine is originally from Virginia where she worked as a Front Desk Manager at a doctor's office for 9 years and then as a Teacher's Assistant for 2 years at Loudoun County Public Schools. She has lived in Jefferson County since 2009 and is now a stay at home mother to her two children. She and her family enjoy many of the activities that Jefferson County offer. Elaine recently became a board member for Jefferson County Parks and Recreation in June 2016.
James Oscar Lee
Jim joined the board in 2015, he is also a member of the facilities committee. James worked at an Ultrasonographer, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, and Radiographer at various hospitals and clinics in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia before retiring in 2013. He is a member of Oakland United Methodist Church, Sons of the Revolution, Berkeley/Jefferson Extension Master Gardner, Jefferson County Historical Society, and a driver for Meals on Wheels. He enjoys running and walking, gardening, reading and travel.
Paul is in his 10th year of service to the citizens of Jefferson County as a Parks & Recreation Commissioner having held the executive offices of president and treasurer in years past. He has been a lifelong participant in many sports, outdoor recreational, and conservation activities. Mr. Marshall has held executive positions in private businesses providing environmental health and safety compliance services and is currently serving as a Safety Officer for the National Cancer Institute. He relocated from Baltimore with his family in 1992 and has been actively involved with scouting, youth soccer, and paddle sports organizations as well as church and civic activities during this time.
Information updated 2017