Beavers appointed director of recreation, parks and tourism for Charles Co.


Kelli Beavers, Director of Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Charles County Administrator Mark Belton is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelli Beavers as Director of Recreation, Parks and Tourism. As Director of Recreation, Parks and Tourism, Beavers will oversee the operations of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism, program planning and the coordination of tourist attractions to market the county. Beavers will begin employment with the Charles County government on Monday, November 15.

Beavers is a strategic and visionary leader with nearly thirty years of management experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors. For more than a decade, Beavers served as a division chief for the Maryland National Capital Planning and Park Commission. In this role, she managed, directed and implemented a complex $ 19 million parks and recreation program, including the oversight of 21 multi-use facilities, over 100 parks and playgrounds, 125 full-time employees and 500 seasonal employees. Prior to this position as Division Manager, she served as the Senior Administrative Director of the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission and held several other roles in recreation services.

“I am pleased to welcome Ms. Beavers to the Charles County government,” said County Administrator Mark Belton. “His experience with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission will benefit residents and visitors to Charles County and lead the ongoing major work of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism.”

Beavers led the process of opening multi-generational and multi-disciplinary recreation and aquatic complexes, including the South Zone Aquatic and Recreation Complex in Brandywine, Md., A one-of-a-kind multigenerational facility in this region. She has also overseen the operations of several brand new and renovated parks and recreation facilities, parks and amenities. Beavers is also experienced in managing multi-million dollar budgets, creating new revenue streams, and leveraging that information to identify opportunities and design tax strategies to improve performance.

Beavers said, “Everyone counts and deserves a quality of life, which parks and recreation can offer. My greatest desire is to have a positive impact on the quality of everyone’s life through play, parks, preservation and future planning.

Beavers holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of DC, Washington, DC, and a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Howard University, Washington, DC. .

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