Donna Ford came to Carrollton Parks and Recreation in 1984 from the Anniston Parks and Recreation Department in Anniston, Alabama. She was Director of the Lenlock Community Center and Executive Director of the Anniston Arts Council. She has held many positions in the Carrollton department and oversees the Program Division. She has a full-time staff of eight responsible for Senior Adult Programs, Therapeutic Programs, Gymnastics, Special Events, Leisure Programs, Bonner Fitness Center and Concessions. She has won numerous awards for innovative programming over the years from the Georgia Recreation and Park Association. She was also the Director of Carrollton Main Street when the program was a part of Carrollton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. Donna graduated from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland in 1979 with a B.A. degree in Recreation and Spanish. She also attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts and did an internship at Laughing Brook Wildlife and Environmental Education Center. Donna is nationally certified by the National Recreation and Park Association as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional. She is also a certified Adaptive Sports Specialist II through Blaze Sports America. Donna and her husband Thomas have two children, Nicholas and Christine and have lived in Carrollton for 34 years. Her children were active members of the Bluefin Swim Team for 10 years. Donna’s passion is working with senior adults and persons with disabilities.

Responsible For: Senior Adult Programs, Special Events, Gymnastics, Therapeutic Programs, Concessions and Leisure Programs