County Administrator John A. Budesky is pleased to announce the hiring of Aaron Reidmiller as Director of Parks and Recreation. Reidmiller will start June 16 and replaces Derek Stamey who became the County Administrator in Cumberland County.
Aaron comes to Hanover County from the City of Hopewell, where he has served as the director since 2014. Prior to that position, he worked in Henrico County Recreation and Parks for six years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Sports Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional and has previously served as president of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society.
“We are extremely impressed with Aaron’s skills and qualifications, and look forward to him joining our leadership team,” said John Budesky, County Administrator. “Aaron will be joining a great Parks & Recreation department with some important projects coming up, including the parks and recreation master plan and the construction of a new recreation center and library in Montpelier. We believe he will bring great energy and enthusiasm to Hanover," added Budesky.
Jim Taylor, Deputy County Administrator, said “I am continuously impressed with the level of talent that we are able to attract here in Hanover. We are getting Aaron at a great point in his career, and we are expecting great things." He added, “we are lucky to have him.”
The Hanover County Department of Parks & Recreation provides a wide variety of recreational and leisure activities for residents and visitors. The Department offers over 1,500 acres of parkland throughout Hanover County, with beautiful trails, historic landmarks, athletic fields, relaxing shelters as well as safe, accessible playgrounds. The Department boasts a wide range of yearlong events and programs for all ages and interests, including the Hanover Tomato Festival. Additionally, the Department oversees the Hanover County Museum of History & Culture. In the past, Hanover County has been designated as both a Playful City USA and as a 100 Best Communities for Young People.
“I am truly honored to be selected for this position in Hanover. I am very familiar with the work of the Hanover Parks and Recreation Department and admire the facilities and programs made available to County residents. It is apparent that Hanover County takes quality of life very seriously, and that was a major reason for my interest in this position," said Aaron Reidmiller. Aaron and his wife, Shannon, love to spend time outdoors exploring new trails, spending time on the water, and discovering new playgrounds with their daughter.