Staff

Professional Staff/Contact Information
Galax Parks and Recreation Department is a member of the Southwestern District of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society. The Department has 9 full-time employees along with a staff that includes afterschool program leaders, summer playground leaders, recreation aides, lifeguards, summer youth employees, and many community volunteers who make our programs successful.

 

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Director of Parks & Recreation 
Mr. Tony R. Quesenberry
Email: tquesenberry@galaxva.com
Employed within the Department 28 Years, M.S.1996 & B.S.1988 Degrees in Recreation Administration from Radford University

 

 

IMG_0029SPORTS AND ATHLETIC COORDINATOR  
Mr. Matt Foy
Email:
Employed within the Department 1 Years, B.S. 2016 Degree in Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise from Va. Tech

 

 

 

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Aquatics Program Coordinator
Mr. Trace Lumpkin
Email: tlumpkin@galaxva.com
Employed within the Department 13 Years, B.S. 1991 in Recreation and Leisure Services from Ferrum College. Certified Aquatic Facility Operator; USA Swimming, ASCA Level 2 Certified Swim Coach; Certified Aquatic Fitness Professional with AEA; Arthritis Program Aquatic Instructor; Water Safety Instructor Trainer; and Lifeguard Instructor Trainer.

 

 

img_0031Senior/Fitness Activities Coordinator
Mrs. Mary Ellen Testerman
Email:  mtesterman@galaxva.com
Employed within the Department 1 Years, Silver Sneakers, Core Yoga, Pilates Instructor.

 

 


P1020491Parks & Recreation Secretary

Mrs. Sheena Dalton
Email: sdalton@GalaxVa.com
Employed within the Department 28 Years, Associate of Applied Science Degree ’88 in Electronics from Wytheville Community College

 

 

Facilities Coordinator
Mr. James Lawson
Email: jlawson@galaxva.com
Employed within the Department 36 Years, Certified Pool Operator ’92

 

P1020492Park & Facilities Maintenence 
Mr. Shannon Dawson
Employed within the Department 9 Years

 

 

 

P1020516Galax Municipal Golf Course Grounds Superintendent
Mr. Justin Ward
Email: jward@galaxva.com
Phone: 276-236-2641
Employed within the Department 6 Years

 

 

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Galax Municipal Golf Course Manager
Mr. Steve Hazelwood
Phone: 276-236-2641
Employed within the Department 6 Years

 

 

 

Galax Parks & Recreation Department Advisory Commission
Members Include: Mr. Donald Houk, Mr. Bill Suite, Mr. Larry Spangler, Mr. Steven Archer, Mr. Charlie Joyce, Mr. Oscar Hall, Mrs. Sharon Plictha, Mrs. Jennifer Morris, Mr. Eugene McCurdy. Mr. Tony Quesenberry, Director

The role of the Galax Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission is to represent the citizens of the City of Galax and provide the citizens with a unified voice in planning parks and recreation programs, activities and services.

 

The Galax Recreation Advisory Commission meets the 3rd Thursday of January, April, July, October at 5:30 pm in the Galax Recreation Center’s fourth floor conference room located at 601 South Main Street Galax, Va.  Public feedback and ideas from the community are always welcome!

 

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P1020500Former Director David Nelson retired from the City of Galax Parks and Recreation Department in Dec. 2016.