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Month: February 2022

Taking Applications for Parks and Recreation Director

The Town of Pennington Gap is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Director of Parks and Recreation.  We are looking for an individual who will provide professional leadership that will positively affect both the department and the community.  Salary will be based on experience.  The director should be a self-starter, progressive, energetic, and visionary in providing parks and recreation services to the Town.  

Successful candidates must possess comprehensive knowledge of public recreation and park operations and have experience with current recreational organization policies, services, and equipment.  The ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with town officials and the public and to promote community interest and enthusiasm in recreational activities is key to this position.  

Under the direct supervision of the Town Manager: plan, organize, manage, oversee and direct the operations and services of parks and recreation, which includes: budget for the department, planning activities, maintenance of the park, landscaping for the park, advertising for park events (sports, town celebrations, and other), attend monthly council meetings and will be required to work most weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:
 1.  Must have a current driver’s license
 2.  This position will require passing a background check and drug screening.
 3.  Must be at least 18 years of age.

Other Qualifications:
 1. 2 years or more experience in park and recreation management;
 2.  Good oral and written communication skills, social media experience, and marketing experience.  

For more information or an application, please see attachment below or contact Town Hall at 276-546-1177.  All applications should be submitted to the town hall by March 11th at 4 pm.  

TOPG is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Miss Rock Around the Clock 1950’s Themed Beauty Pageant Entry Forms

Miss Rock Around the Clock Pageant entry forms are available to download below. The pageant will start on March 26th, 2022 at 2 PM. Doors will open at 12:30 PM. Contestants will have the opportunity to compete in both 1950’s themed Outfit of Choice and Pageant Attire. Competing in both is not a requirement. Entry fee is $50 for participation in both categories or $35 for one category. There will be in-person sign-ups Wednesday and Thursday, March 23rd and 24th, from 4-6 PM at the Pennington Gap Community Center. No sign-ups on day of pageant.

Make checks payable to: Town of Pennington Gap
Mail entries to: Town of Pennington 528 Industrial Dr, Pennington Gap, VA 24277
For more information contact Tony Lawson at 276-546-4000 or email

Please see the attached form below. You can also get entry forms at Town Hall Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.