Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Monique Odom
Monique Odom is a native Nashvillian who has been with Metro Government since 2002, most of which have been with the Parks and Recreation Department. Since joining Parks in 2006 Monique’s responsibilities have primarily been focused on the department’s fiscal matters.
Monique was named Parks Director in October 2017. As Parks Director Monique heads one of the largest Parks Department in Tennessee – overseeing almost 16,000 acres of parks property, which includes 185 parks, 85 miles of greenway, 7 municipal golf courses, 7 regional community centers, 19 neighborhood centers, 7 dog parks, 171 sports fields, 4 nature centers, and seven historical sites.
Prior to her employment at Parks she served as the program coordinator for the Metro Human Relations Commission where she supervised all fiscal and administrative functions and oversaw the Commission’s programming efforts. Monique holds a B.A. from Fisk University and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Tennessee State University’s College of Public Service and Urban Affairs (formerly known as the Institute of Government).
Monique is a certified Diversity Trainer, has been trained in Rule 31 Civil Mediation, and has experience in public utility regulation, non-profit program management, and corporate human resources. She is a Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, and has successfully completed the National Recreation and Park Association’s two-year Directors School.