On June 1, Sherrie Zeigler, Recreation Manager for the Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation (SBCPRD) retired after 32 years of service to Bulloch County.
Zeigler began her recreation career in Rome, but Statesboro called her home in 1989 when she became the Therapeutic and Senior Adult Supervisor for SBCPRD. She was promoted in 1991 to Community Recreation Superintendent and again in 2004 to Recreation Manager.
Family was one reason Zeigler came back to Statesboro, but also the chance to work at SBCPRD where she worked immediately following her graduation from Georgia Southern.
“My family moved here in 1982 and I wanted to be with family which is very important to me,” says Zeigler.
Her only brother, Perry Zeigler, runs Micro Computer Plus here in Statesboro and they are very close after losing both of their parents at an early age. The family spends a lot of time together both at work since it’s a family business and at home.
Zeigler saw many accomplishments during her time at SBCPRD—most notably, the management of successful July 4 celebrations, the attainment of ArtsFest from Georgia Southern, and 32 years of fun athletic and day care programs.
“Sherrie will be missed by the Bulloch County community and our staff,” says SBCPRD Director Eddie Canon. “Sherrie made a huge impact on this community. The facilities that have been built, the programs that have been started, and the history that Sherrie made sure we never forgot will be the base that we stand on for our future success. We all thank her for her dedication to making the lives of Bulloch County citizens better.”