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 P.O. Box 1046 Lexington, SC 29071-1046    Telephone (803) 808-7753

Jim Headley, CPRP
Executive Director 

Jim became the first full time Executive Director for the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association in April of 1987. Born in Ottumwa Iowa, he graduated from the University of Iowa in 1986 with B.S. degree in Parks and Recreation Administration. Since moving to SC, he has officiated High School and Collegiate sports, served as Chairperson for the Council of State Executive Directors and assisted in the writing and implementation of the South Carolina Obesity Prevention plan (community section). He has been appointed by numerous Governors to various Commissions and Councils and previously served on the Governors Council on Physical Fitness and the Governors Task Forces on Youth Substance Abuse Prevention as well as Several State Budget Committees for Natural Resources.  Jim currently serves as the Association’s legislative liaison to both the Statehouse and US Congressional delegation and as visitor for the Commission for the Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. In his spare time, he loves to travel.






Melissa Williams
Membership Services Coordinator 

Melissa joined SCRPA in 2000 and is a native of Conneautville, Pennsylvania.  She received her undergraduate degree in Humanities & Social Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She and her family live near Lexington and are active in their church, enjoy Monday night softball games and Gamecock football.

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