Stewarding land and open spaces cultivating community investment.
Affiliations & Roles
Administrator, Parks and Neighborhoods Department
Executive Director, Conservation Board for Shelby County Government
Certified Parks and Recreation Professional
Angela Hill’s career includes over 10 years of Parks, Greenspace, and Conservation experience. Her experience has included executive-level support of State and local initiatives. Currently, Angela serves as the Administrator of the Parks and Neighborhoods Department, and the Executive Director of the Conservation Board for Shelby County Government. In these positions, Angela oversees 6000+ acres of parks and conservation lands, which includes 11 parks, 2 cemeteries (active), a Golf Course, and a thriving community garden. Since being asked to revamp the community gardens in 2019, the Shelby County Community Gardens have increased in participation and expanded its workable plots. Under her leadership, the garden has grown from 80 participants in 2019 to 345 in 2020 and now 438 participants in 2021 with a waiting list!
Her state-level involvement has provided an opportunity to lead and share her passion for parks and recreation. Angela has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Tires to Trails program, served as President of the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association (TRPA), and currently, she serves on the Equity sub-committee of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation (SCORP) 2030 Plan. On the local level, she engages local businesses, organizations, and community groups. Through involvement with the local organizations, she has partnered to enhance environmental education and stewardship programs in the community. Additionally, she is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
As a dedicated Parks and Recreation professional, a person of color, and as a woman in this non-traditional career field, she demonstrates resilience and perseverance that is hoped to inspire colleagues and new professionals to keep moving forward.