John Zannino appointed director of Division of Recreation & Parks

T. John Zannino has been appointed director of the Henrico County Division of Recreation & Parks, effective Jan. 28.

He has served as an assistant director of the division since its leadership was restructured last spring. He joined Recreation & Parks in 2007 as a recreation coordinator and later served as an assistant director of the Recreation Services Division. During his tenure, Zannino has operated the Henrico Theatre, enhanced the Red, White & Lights community celebration of Independence Day and strengthened community engagement through the use of social media and the creation of the division’s app.

Recreation & Parks manages 4,500 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland, more than 100 recreational buildings and a variety of programs and special events that promote a high quality of life in Henrico. The division’s programs, services and other offerings cater to all ages and encourage participation and interest in sports, recreation, therapeutics, nature, historic preservation and cultural arts.

Recreation & Parks has an approved staff of about 185, excluding seasonal and hourly employees, as well as a budget of $23.3 million for fiscal year 2022-23.

Zannino earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from James Madison University.

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