City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation
Jan 14, 2020 12:00 PM
John Dargle Jr., Commissioner
City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation
John Dargle, Jr., is the Commissioner of the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department.
 
After earning his bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the State University of New York College at Cortland in Cortland, NY, he was commissioned in the United States Army. He served in the Medical Service Corps as an Airborne, Ranger, Combat Medic during Operation Desert Shield/Storm and a medevac helicopter pilot stationed at Fort Sam Houston, TX, Fort Benning, GA, Fort Rucker, AL, Fort Drum, NY, and Fort Stewart, GA, leaving the service as a Captain.
 
Following his military service, John decided to get into public service in the parks and recreation industry where he accepted positions in city and county government including Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC, and directing the parks systems in Fort Smith, AR, Athens-Clarke County, GA, the Fairfax County Park Authority in VA, and most recently Milwaukee County in WI.
 
INTRODUCTION:  Norris Broyles
INVOCATION: Jane Arney