Sedalia Parks and Recreation Director Amy Epple officially introduced her new Recreation Superintendent Courtney Fry to the Sedalia Park Board Thursday night at Convention Hall.

Fry has been on the job for about three weeks, and talked to KSIS about her job duties and background following the meeting.

“I love it. You've got a great team with Sedalia Parks & Rec, with very creative, outside-the-box thinkers. It's inspiring. They're looking forward to the future, they're master planning, and they just to do great things for the community, Fry said.

The new superintendent will oversee the three recreation supervisors.

Fry has been busy writing policy and will then get into writing procedures for the Parks System and overseeing recreation programs.

“I kind of geek out on it, I am really enjoying it, so there's jobs for everybody out there,” Fry laughed.

Fry noted that she grew up in Appleton City, attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, where she majored in Park & Rec Management, and also obtained her minor in business. She started working at the Salt Fork YMCA in Marshall as an intern and spent seven years employed there.

From Marshall, Fry came to Sedalia and worked for the Missouri State Fair for five years. She was in charge of off-season events and concessions.

“All of those events that happen outside of the Fair time, I was contracting with them, working with the event promoters, and just trying to make those as successful as possible,” Fry said, adding that scheduling off-season events is a huge job. People don't realize the amount of events that are held on the fairgrounds.”

Fry said she made the jump to Sedalia Parks & Rec when the opportunity for the recreation superintendent position arose.

“And I haven't looked back,” Fri stated.

The Sedalia Park Board meets the second Thursday of the month at Convention Hall.

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