Angela Summers

City of Henderson Parks & Recreation

Recreation Services Manager

Angela Summers is a Recreation Services Manager for the City of Henderson, NV (Public Works/Parks and Recreation Department).  She was born and raised in Northern California and started her recreation profession as a lifeguard for the Greater Vallejo Recreation District. During her 15+ year career, she has worked for recreation facilities in California, Hawaii, Japan, and most recently in Nevada and has managed various areas including: aquatics, outdoor recreation, senior services, youth programming and special events. Summers is a nationally recognized motivationally speaker and has presented at various conferences across the country for the past 10 years.  Her areas of focus include promoting positive leadership, strengthening workplace culture and relationships, and inspiring today’s “new age” workforce.  She supervises over 250 employees, many of whom are of the millennial generation; through her passion (and humor) she shares positive insights that help recreational professionals not only survive the millennial invasion, but also learn to embrace it. Summers is incredibly passionate about Parks and Recreation and the enormous benefits it brings to both community and individual growth.