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City of Cedar Rapids Welcomes Hashim Taylor as New Parks and Recreation Director

City of Cedar Rapids Welcomes Hashim Taylor as New Parks and Recreation Director

January 3, 2022

The City of Cedar Rapids has named Hashim Taylor as the City’s new Parks and Recreation Director.

In his new role, Taylor will provide leadership and direction to the Parks and Recreation department staff, overseeing parks, recreation, forestry, golf, aquatics, Ushers Ferry, and administration for the department.

Taylor recently served as the Recreation Program Manager for Prince William County in Virginia. He has previously served in the Parks and Recreation departments for the City of Virginia Beach and City of Alexandria.

“Hashim is an energetic leader who will bring many new ideas and initiatives to the department,” said Jeff Pomeranz, City Manager. “We are pleased to welcome him to the Cedar Rapids community and have him join the City team.”

Taylor received his Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from Old Dominion University and his Master of Business Administration from Regent University.

“I am excited to serve Cedar Rapids in a way that ensures all residents have access to our parks, facilities, and programs regardless of their social, physical, or economic circumstances,” said Taylor. “I am looking forward to working with a team of nationally recognized professionals to develop and expand enjoyable, accessible, and valuable programs for all Cedar Rapids residents.

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