The Alpharetta Arts Center, to occupy a former Fulton County branch library, will be managed by a new division within the recently renamed Alpharetta Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Services. HOUSER WALKER ARCHITECTURE

Alpharetta reorganizes parks agency, changes its name

Reflecting a greater emphasis on the arts, Alpharetta has changed the name of its Department of Recreation and Parks to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Services.

“As our community grows, we have a responsibility to continually evolve to meet the needs and expectations of our residents,” said Morgan Rodgers, the department’s director. “This includes a more focused commitment to art, culture and history and a deeper engagement with the community.”

The name change follows a reorganization that created two new divisions: Cultural Services, headed by Kim Zane, formerly special events manager for Alpharetta; and Community Services, to be led by Amanda Musilli, who joined the city in March.

Cultural Services will oversee the new Arts Center at Mayfield Road and Canton Street and the History Room in City Hall; and fine and performing arts programming. Community Services will handle community engagement, marketing, special events and community agriculture. They join the existing Recreation, Parks, Projects and Wills Park divisions.

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