Parks & Rec director named deputy commander

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“One of the highest honors someone can give to their fellow citizens is to serve in the interest of national defense,” said La Vergne City Administrator Steve Mayer as he announced the retirement of Robin Grubb.

Grubb was the first director of the Parks and Recreation Department in the City of La Vergne.

During her tenure the activities offered by the department expanded to include Howl at the Moon 5K Run, Trail of Treats, and Summer Camp for Kids, as well as numerous other popular activities.

Under her leadership, sports programs in the city have serviced thousands of children and adults each year.

Veterans Memorial Park underwent rapid expansion during her 11 years, including added ball fields, an in-line skating facility, and a skateboard park.

Grubb is an active member of the Tennessee Parks and Recreation Association (TPRA) and has expanded La Vergne’s membership to include other city personnel.

Since Grubb began in 2000, the city has supported her call to duty with the Tennessee Air National Guard.

She is retiring from La Vergne to accept a position as Deputy Commander of the 118th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Berry Field.

“Robin’s skills are highly valued both here at the city and with the federal government,” Mayor Senna Mosley said. ”She has provided faithful and honorable service and we are grateful that she has been a part of our team.”

Grubb will be recognized at a reception from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the La Vergne Civic Auditorium on Old Nashville Highway.

The public is invited to salute as Grubb departs to answer the call to serve full time in defense of the nation. Her last day will be Aug. 26.

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