The following is a press release issued by the Alex Rorabaugh Recreation Center:
The Alex Rorabaugh Recreation Center (ARRC) is pleased to announce that Carter Grissom has been appointed to the position of Executive Director. Carter will bring experience, leadership, energy and creativity to the organization along with a deep sense of commitment to our community. Carter is a 4th generation Ukiahian, a father of 3 and is passionate about serving the youth of our community.
Carter will work closely with the Board of Directors to ensure the ARRC’s mission “To engage, inspire and mobilize people, programs, partners and funding to provide a safe place, especially for kids, to learn, play and recreate.”
Hundreds of Ukiah’s children use the Alex Rorabaugh Recreation Center every day. During school hours Grace Hudson Elementary students are hard at play in the ARRC gym, afterschool UUSD families Ukiah Unified School District elementary schools to participate in the Boys & Girls Club afterschool program. This vital resource provides families with a safe, affordable and engaging option for their kids while parents are at work. Through the City of Ukiah’s Recreation Department, hundreds of local people participate in classes, sports camps and youth sports leagues all year round. Local people with disabilities partake weekly in networking, socialization and physical fitness through the ABC Opportunities day program and Special Olympics basketball.
Carter is already hard at work creating sustainable community relationships which will add to the capacity in which the ARRC can serve our youth, families and people with disabilities.
For more information about the ARRC, contact Carter Grissom at 707-391-8676.