Watts obtained her bachelors degree in recreation administration from the University of Alabama in 1965. She then obtained a job with the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, where she worked for 32 years, eventually becoming superintendent.
In 1997, Watts retired from the Birmingham position, but became interim director of the Homewood parks board in December. She was assigned to the position on a permanent basis in early 1998. During her tenure, all city parks and two community centers were improved, plus the Homewood Senior Center and Homewood Soccer Park were constructed.
- "Holli Watts named Parks and Recreation director." (March 9, 1998). The Birmingham News.
- Bryan, Kim. (December 12, 2007). "Life in Camelot: Homewood parks director to retire." The Birmingham News.
Sybil Gaskins (interim)
|Homewood Parks and Recreation Board Director