J. Manny Mahnesmith

J. Manny Mahnesmith

River Road Park & Recreation District Board, Position 5, OR

Manny is running for River Road Park & Rec. District Board of Director with the goal of ensuring excellent park and recreational facilities and services to community members. He has always shared a passion for health and wellness, public service and recreation since he was a young teenager.

Aside from his extensive background in all levels of sports participation, he also volunteers as a coach with his High School Alma Mater, Activities Director and sponsored athlete with local non-profit Suddenly Sleepy and Vice-Chair of his House District. Manny has served over 10 years in the Oregon National Guard and has been honored as his Battalion's 2020 NCO of the Year for his exceptional leadership, dedication and selfless service. He has an expansive educational background with a focus on Exercise Science but includes multiple professional licenses, certificates, military schools, and leadership academies.

Manny wants to enable an effective business model that responds to the community’s needs to effect change and maintain a sustainable, creative, and modern organization. If elected he will bring a fresh new prospective, leadership style and diversity to the board, to which would benefit and more represent the community.