Meet the Director

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Shari Ferguson, CPRP, MPA

Shari FergusonDirector of Parks and Recreation

702-267-4001 (Fax)

Professional Biography

Shari Ferguson was named director in August 2018 after serving as assistant director since 2011. In her capacity as director, she plans, directs, and coordinates the operations of the City's Parks, Recreation and Park Planning divisions. She is responsible for a $40M parks and recreation operation which includes 65 parks, 180+ miles of trails, six recreation centers and two senior centers, 191 full-time staff and 600-1,000 part-time staff depending on the time of year.

Prior to joining City of Henderson, Shari worked as regional manager for Collier County, FL Parks and Recreation.

Shari graduated from University of Ottawa, Canada in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and from Hodges University in 2009 with a Master of Public Administration. She is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional through National Recreation and Park Association.