Tabitha Martinez

Title: Director
Photo of Tabitha Martinez, Director of Recreation and Parks


Tabitha is a graduate of Lynchburg College and holds a bachelor of arts in sports management and a master of education in administration and supervision.


Before joining the team in Hopewell, Tabitha worked with Colonial Heights Recreation and Parks, Charles City County Parks and Recreation, and various positions within the private sector.

Tabitha joined the team at Hopewell Recreation and Parks in 2017 as the Special Events Supervisor and was responsible for coordinating all of the department's large, citywide special events. Tabitha was later promoted to the Recreation Programs Manager position and now supervises all of the department's programs, classes, leagues, and special events.

Awards & Recognition

Tabitha was recognized as the Virginia Recreation and Park Society Outstanding New Professional in 2018, one of the state's highest honors, and is a graduate of the VRPS Leadership Training Institute.


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