Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Board Welcomes New Executive Director

The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Board welcomes their new Executive Director, Joe Burton. 

Burton was approved by unanimous vote on December 8, 2023 after the conclusion of a national search for candidates.  Burton has spent much of his career working in both private and public sector positions in Berkeley County.  He brings extensive experience in project management, program development, and operations.  Burton will assume the role of Executive Director on January 16, 2024 and will report to the nine-member Board.  Burton will oversee all staff, operating budget, and execution of the MBCPR Master Plan. 

Board President, Jennifer Smith comments “The Board of Directors believes Joe is the ideal Executive Director to lead MBCPR’s next chapter of growth and success.  We are impressed by skills and experience and excited for him to start. “

Burton states his excitement for the position, “I am absolutely honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve Berkeley County in this role.  I realize I have big shoes to fill; I will be continuing the work of some great leaders.  MBCPR has gathered input from our residents and developed great plans for our growing community.  Our city and county leaders are supporting these quality improvements.   I am thrilled to be part of the team that will see them to fruition and continue to expand our parks and programs into the future.”

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About Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation: MBCPR is dedicated to providing a variety of recreational activities and events for the community of Martinsburg-Berkeley County. We aim to enhance the quality of life through recreational opportunities, services, and facilities.