Community and Therapeutic Recreation
Sharon Lamm Williams is an alumna of the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Parks Management, with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation, in 1999. Following middle-management positions in Mooresville, Mecklenburg County, and Davidson, Sharon returned to Greensboro in 2014 to become the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Coordinator for Greensboro’s Parks and Recreation Department.
For the past 8 years, Sharon has done extraordinary work on behalf of citizens of all abilities in our city. She manages over $300,000 for adaptive and inclusive programming, coordinates summer day camps that serve children and youth with disabilities, and supervises full-time, seasonal, and part-time staff for the organization. A few of her more noteworthy accomplishments include receiving a grant to build and staff an accessible kayak launch at Lake Higgins, the first one in Guilford County, and she partnered with Proehlific Park and The Arc to receive funding for the Challenger League in the Triad area.
Ms. Williams applied her leadership skills to Chair the Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities for 3 years and designed and implemented inclusion training for all parks and recreation employees, city leaders, and park rangers. The Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation has benefited greatly through her substantial efforts.
She has been instrumental in designing a long-term contract with CTR to fund a Graduate Assistant in Therapeutic Recreation that supports both of our agencies’ initiatives to help make our city’s recreation, sports, and day programs more welcoming, accessible, and inclusive.