Member Biography


Lakita Frazier-Watson

Lakita Watson is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional with over 20 years of experience in parks and recreation.  She is a graduate of Norfolk State University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Social work and is currently pursuing her Master's in Public Administration from Liberty University. She is currently the Executive Director of Richland County Recreation Commission in Columbia, South Carolina. Lakita is active on the state and national level of our field currently serving as the President of the National Recreation and Parks Ethic Minority Society. Sharing her experiences and leadership strategies is a passion for Lakita who is a regent for the National Revenue Management and Development school and a presenter at several local, state and national conferences. She serves on the Advisory Committee for GP RED whose mission is to fill the gaps in Research, Education, and Development (RED) for recreation and land agencies.  In addition to her work with mentoring young professionals, Lakita started the Facebook group and non-profit "Women in Parks and Recreation (WiPaR)" which now has over 8000 members.