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Commission appoints Athletic Director

The Dallas County Commission held a special called meeting on Monday afternoon to appoint an Athletic Director for the Dallas County Sportsplex.

It became imperative that the County needed to act on getting its 2020 Youth Sports Program underway,” said Dallas County Attorney John Kelly. “We really needed to act before the end of the year. There’s a lot that needs to be done and needs to be done immediately.”

The Commission approved the recommendation of Dallas County Human Resources Director Betty Russell to appoint Richard Davis Sportsplex Director and James Spears Assistant Sportsplex Director.

Though the Sportsplex now has an Athletic Director, Dallas County Commissioner says volunteers and the involvement of coaches are still necessary in ensuring a successful program.

With the appointment of an Athletic Director, Moore says information about signing up for the upcoming baseball and softball season would soon be available.

“Every child that wants to will have the opportunity to play baseball and softball this year,” said Moore.

At the end of the special called meeting, the commission used the opportunity to thank one another for a great year of working together.