Jason Boris joined the Blue Mountain Recreation Commission as a Recreation Supervisor on September 22, 2014 after serving 14 successful years as the Executive Director of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) in Tamaqua, PA (2001-2014). Boris brings with him an extensive background in community recreation and will be responsible for overseeing youth sports activities, adult athletic programs and the summer playground program at Blue Mountain.
On December 4, 2014, Boris met the requirements and standards set forth by the National Recreation and Park Association's National Certification Board and was granted certification as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector.
Boris graduated from Tamaqua Area High School in 1996 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales (now DeSales University) in 2000. In addition to his responsibilities with the Blue Mountain Recreation Commission, Boris has also spent 14 years as sports writer for The Times News (a local newspaper based out of Lehighton, PA) and has been a PIAA football official for the past 15 years. He also previously served as a girls volleyball coach with St. Jerome’s Regional School (CYO), the Coal Crackers Volleyball Club (AAU) and Marian Catholic High School.
Boris is a huge football fan and has been following the Cincinnati Bengals religiously for most of his life. As a member of the media and a self-professed “draftnik,” he is also known nationally for his NFL Mock Drafts. He also enjoys playing fantasy sports, going to amusement parks, casinos and spending time with family and friends. Boris is a resident of Hometown, PA and is very excited for the opportunity to work with the Blue Mountain Recreation Commission.