He is shown here with Parks & Recreation Director, Lee Tillery (left) and Assistant Parks & Recreation Director, Tracy Pegram (right). Newsome was recognized November 1 at the High Point City Council meeting.
Newsome was awarded the Raburn “Rip” Jackson Award, nominated by High Point Parks & Recreation and bestowed by NCRPA. He has served on the High Point Parks & Recreation Commission for five consecutive terms, starting in 2006, and in the Chairman’s role since 2009.
The nomination read, in part, “(Marshall Newsome) represents High Point residents with the highest level of commitment, focusing on the entirety of the city’s needs and best interests. He is a hands-on and communicative volunteer and leads by example, making a sincere effort to know and engage both his fellow Commission members and department staff, and to thank them for their work. Marshall is also a great champion of our community partnerships and relationships across our community, speaking eloquently and often of the benefits we gain from them.”
“As our strong advocate, Marshall is aware of the parks and recreation’s impact on the community as a whole and encourages holistic decisions that support it. Above all else, he is the most genuine, committed and engaging of community leaders. High Point Parks & Recreation is fortunate to have him in the highest volunteer leadership role in our department and we are most grateful for his longtime service to the City of High Point.”