Big news in this morning’s Times-Dispatch. Colleen Curran writes that “Nathan Burrell, the influential former superintendent of the James River Park System, is stepping down from Richmond’s Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department after 17 years.”
Anyone who’s spent time in the JRP over the past decade and a half has likely seen Burrell out building trail or driving around in his ubiquitous green park truck.
Writes Curran: “Burrell took over as superintendent of James River Park in 2013 after park manager Ralph White retired, serving as interim manager for a few months. In 2018, he was promoted to facilities maintenance manager of the city parks department.
“In an email, Burrell said that he received an unsolicited offer from Gov. Ralph Northam to serve as a deputy director with the Department of Conservation and Recreation. His last day with the city is Jan. 29.”
To read the entire T-D article, click here. And check out Burrell’s appearance on our “Views from the Treehouse podcast.”