Ednasha McCray, AICP is the Deputy Director of the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department and is responsible for overseeing operations of the Department’s Community Recreation Services, Planning and Project Development, and Park Management Operations Divisions, along with Risk Management/Safety and Special Project Coordination.
Prior to joining the Greensboro Parks and Recreation team in 2009 as its Planning and Project Development Division Manager, McCray worked her way up the ranks at the City of West Palm Beach, first as an intern, Planner, and ultimately, becoming a Project Manager for the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency. After several years of successfully completing projects, McCray served as a Senior Planner for the City of Jacksonville, NC and is credited with developing its first neighborhood and area planning program, spearheading the adoption of its downtown master plan, and managing the City’s growth management plan.
As a champion for Building Better Lives to Build a Better Community, McCray has a passion for public service, leadership, and volunteerism that includes serving as a historic preservation board commissioner, chair of the City of Greensboro’s annual employee giving campaign, and several other community leadership positions to further efforts to improve quality recreational opportunities for citizens.
A Florida native, McCray earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Florida.