Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation recently named Paul D. Wilmoth its new sports tourism coordinator. Wilmoth was chosen after a national recruitment process. He... County hires new sports tourism coordinator

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation recently named Paul D. Wilmoth its new sports tourism coordinator.

Wilmoth was chosen after a national recruitment process. He will be replacing Danny Bonifas, who held the position for almost two years. Bonifas took a position with Richmond Region Tourism. Wilmoth will begin his new duties March 25.

Wilmoth will make $62,519 a year, according to a Chesterfield County spokesman.

Having worked for more than 30 years in the parks and recreation field, Wilmoth brings a wide range of experience to the position. He has been with Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation as a senior recreation specialist since 2004. He currently oversees logistical operations at the River City Sportsplex, relationships with athletic co-sponsored organizations and county-wide athletics programs.

Before coming to Chesterfield, Wilmoth worked for parks and recreation departments in Fredericksburg and Goochland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Old Dominion University.

In his new role as sports tourism coordinator, Wilmoth will work to expand opportunities for new sports tourism events in Chesterfield County. Duties will include marketing Chesterfield County as a sports tourism destination, managing event logistics for tourism activities, supervising operations at River City Sportsplex and cultivating relationships with local, state, and national event organizers.

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