News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Jan. 21, 2020 – The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Branham as the deputy director of the Department of Parks & Recreation. Branham’s appointment was effective Jan. 20, 2020.

Branham, who was most recently the recreation division chief for Parks & Recreation, has worked for the county government for nearly 20 years. Branham has 27 years of overall experience in the field of parks and recreation at the federal, state and local levels.

During his career with county government, Branham has chaired or served on many parks and recreation committees locally and statewide through the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association. He was also integral in creating and implementing the Calvert County Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund that enables families in financial need to gain assistance to participate in parks and recreation programs and activities.

“Bob is a long-time member of our Parks & Recreation team and has been an amazing part of this department’s progress over the last few years,” said Parks & Recreation Director Shannon Nazzal. “I’m excited for him to put his professionalism and experience to work in this very important role.”

“It is my pleasure to serve my community in the pursuit of high quality of life through leisure opportunities,” said Branham. “I look forward to the future with this talented team and have no doubt that we can provide the best services our citizens so well deserve.”

Branham holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Towson University and is completing a master’s degree in recreation and park management through Frostburg State University. He is also a member of Leadership Southern Maryland class of 2020.


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