By Walter Munday
Charles “Chaz” Bullard
Louisville Parks and Recreation is proud to announce Charles “Chaz” Bullard as the new Center Supervisor at Douglass Community Center located at 2305 Douglass Blvd.
Chaz has a long history with our department. He started working with Louisville Parks and Recreation as a teenager in 2007, working as a Summer Seasonal at Beechmont Community Center. Two years later, he became a full-time seasonal employee. In October 2010, Chaz was promoted to a Union Permanent Part-time employee, and the following year (2011), he was promoted to Recreation Assistant.
In 2015, Chaz transferred to Douglass Community Center, where he worked for a year followed by stints at Newburg and Parkhill Community Centers. Chaz moved out of Recreation Division, and accepted a position as a Park Worker 2 in Turf Maintenance Division in 2018 before being hired as the new Recreation Supervisor at Douglass at the beginning of this year.
“Recreation is special to me. It’s the job not the salary which drives me every day,” Chaz echoed during a recent interview.
He loves helping people. Whether it’s a kid having trouble, and just needs someone to listen, or a senior citizen curious about enrolling in one of our programs; he makes it his business to help, and make everyone feel welcome.
“As the new Supervisor at Douglass, my mission is to provide the leadership which enables the center to reach its full potential,” said Chaz. We have a supportive community, great participants, and an exceptional staff.”
Chaz sites the thriving senior program, and great community partners within
the Douglass and surrounding neighborhoods, but also acknowledges the need
to strengthen the center’s youth programming and participation.
Chaz is a certified Silver Sneaker and Archery Instructor, Boy/Cub Scoutmaster, and coaches several sports including: football, basketball, baseball, and soccer. In addition, Chaz is certified in First-Aid and CPR. Chaz studied Sports Administration at University of Louisville, and is married with three wonderful children.
If you haven’t had a chance to meet Chaz, I’d encourage you to stop by the Douglass Community Center to say hi, and learn what’s happening at the center.