Jessica Downing has been named Director of Recreation as of April 2, 2018.
Jessica has been a part of the Andover Rec team since August 2011, beginning her tenure as a Program Assistant before becoming Recreation Coordinator in charge of Programming in 2014. She has taken over and recreated many favorite long time Rec programs and events such as Beach Buddies & the Preschool Park Events, while also adding in new succesful programs like Pickleball and Men's Basketball League.
Prior to coming to Andover, Jessica gained valuable experience in various recreation departments across New England as well as at the Boys & Girls Club. Jess earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from the University of New Hampshire in 2009 and a Master of Science in Sport Management from Lasell College in 2011 and is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP).