Alton R. Woodard has served as the first director of Parks and Recreation in Bessemer, Ala., since April 2016. Before that, he served 22 years in Fairfield as director of Parks and Recreation. Prior to his city work, Alton spent 10 years with the American Red Cross on several military installations and in the city of Indianapolis as station manager and director of Emergency and Social Services. Alton is past board president and member of several United Way of Central Alabama agencies. He is a member of National Recreation and Parks Association, Alabama Recreation and Parks, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Alpha Phi Chapter Birmingham.
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