James Albright has served as the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Resources since June 2005, and has been with the department since May 2000. Mr. Albright is a life-long resident of Acworth. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management in 2004 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2008 from Kennesaw State University. He currently serves as the Secretary of the Special Needs Development Group, Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors for the Acworth Business Association. He has also served as the President of the Acworth Business Association, Commissioner of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Fifth District, and as a Distinguished Past President of the Kennworth Kiwanis Club. Mr. Albright was named the 2008 Acworth Citizen of the Year and the 2006 Georgia Recreation and Parks Fifth District Distinguished Professional of the Year.
He resides in Acworth with his wife and two children. In his free time Mr. Albright enjoys coaching youth baseball for the Acworth Baseball Association, coaching youth football for the Acworth Football and Cheerleading Association, and is an avid Braves fan.
Mr. Albright is extremely proud to serve the community he went to school in, played sports in, and was raised in. He is grateful for the opportunity to work with such a supportive and giving community. It’s his goal to provide the highest level of parks and recreational services to the citizens of Acworth.