Longtime local parks advocate Jim Cregge joined the City of Milton as interim parks and recreation director in August 2012. He earned the position permanently in January 2013.
Cregge, a familiar face to a number of Milton residents, has spent nearly 20 years as a volunteer board member and former president of the Hopewell Youth Association (HYA), the nonprofit group that schedules baseball activities at Bell Memorial Park.
Additionally, he spent nine years on Alpharetta’s Parks and Recreation Commission, serving as chairman for six.
During his tenures at Alpharetta and HYA, Cregge oversaw the acquisition of Bennett House and the construction of new parking space; a new playground and field four at Bell Memorial Park; the merger of Wills Park’s and Webb Bridge Park’s baseball programs into the volunteer Alpharetta Youth Baseball Association; the reorganization of Alpharetta’s Ambush soccer program; the construction of Cogburn Road Park and phase three of Webb Bridge Park; and the expansion of the Alpharetta Greenway.
Prior to Milton’s incorporation, Cregge served on the Parks and Recreation Subcommittee of the City of Milton Interim Government Commission and participated in Fulton County’s citizen committee that ultimately produced the Birmingham Park Master Plan.
In 2005, he was named the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association’s Volunteer of the Year after being nominated by Fulton County for his work.
Cregge holds a bachelor's degree in management science from Kean University.