North Sevier Recreation Director Brady Edwards has been coordinating youth activities for almost twenty years in the North Sevier area and has now decided to take a new position as the Richfield City Recreation Director. He will begin his position there later this month, with his last day of North Sevier Recreation Director being November 19.
“Trust me, this is not a decision I’ve made lightly, but it will be a good for me and my family,” said Edwards. “I was born and raised here, so it wasn’t easy, but my wife works over there, and my kids and grandkids are in Richfield too. It just makes sense for me, for us, and I’m looking forward to the new challenge. They made me a really great offer and I’m excited for what the future holds.”
He said he feels good about the impact he has had on the North Sevier Community, and though he’s sad to go, he said it’s been fun, and he is looking forward to hopefully working together with the Richfield and North Sevier Recreation programs and trying to bridge the gap between the two communities.
Of particular impact, he said the construction of the Community Center was a project he feels good about, and also the beginning work on the new park that is currently underway near the rec center. He says the community needs it, the kids need it, and he thinks it will be a good thing for all involved.
“I’d like to think I’ve made a difference,” said Edwards. “But I do want to give a big, huge thank you to everyone who has helped and volunteered. So many people have donated thousands of hours to build our programs, and the more we have helping and working together, the better our programs will be. A couple people can’t do it all, and I’m so very grateful to those who have dedicated time and talents to helping build the rec programs here in North Sevier.”
Edwards has been the behind-the-scenes backbone for area youth sports and has always tried to make sure there’s something for everyone by offering art, cooking, and various other classes and activities. His time as rec director was spent working with the board to ensure fees are kept to a minimum and if a family is in need or is unable to afford the fees, the kids are not turned away- it was his goal to help as many youth as possible enjoy the opportunities available.