Recreation Staff

Since 1954, Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) has remained dedicated to providing inclusive quality recreation programs and activities that serve the recreation and leisure needs of the Montgomery County community. The department manages 40 facilities including an administrative headquarters, community and neighborhood recreation centers, senior centers, and indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities and provides thousands of programs such as out-of-school activities, aquatics classes, youth and adult sports programs and leagues, senior programs, and therapeutic recreation that enhance the quality of life for participants of all ages, cultures and abilities. Montgomery County Recreation is nationally recognized for its excellence in the provision of facilities and programs.

Robin Riley Director


Robin was appointed to serve as the Director of Montgomery County Recreation by County Executive Marc Elrich in December 2018.

She has served the department for over 40 years and has earned numerous commendations for her leadership and service including the prestigious County Employee of the Year award. Robin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from the University of Maryland and her recognized professional expertise is reflected in the leadership and communication leadership skills promoting lifelong recreation and physical activity – for kids, seniors, and adults of all abilities and fitness levels. Robin, a life long Marylander, is an avid sports lover, and enjoys being a participant and an armchair coach with her beloved dachshunds.

Adriane Clutter Division Chief - Programs


Adriane Clutter was promoted to Division Chief in 2017. She is responsible for overseeing the department's revenue generating units including sports, camps, classes, trips and tours, and therapeutic recreation; as well as, directing the department's Seniors team and Youth Development team as part of the County’s integral Positive Youth Development Initiative.

A native of Wheaton with a bachelor’s in Recreation and Leisure Services from Shepherd College and master’s in Park and Recreation Resource Management from Frostburg State, Adriane has gained a wide reputation as an innovative recreation thinker and achiever. She came to Montgomery County Recreation in 2013 from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County. It was there in 1993, where as a young 17-year-old, she had already found her true calling as a park and recreation professional when she accepted her first summer job with Montgomery Parks as dockhand at Lake Needwood.

Since then, Adriane has had a notable career earning numerous honors for her work in the industry including a feature in Park and Recreation Magazine reaching over 60,000 professionals. She has been recognized as the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association’s Member of the Year and served as Young Extern for the Academy of Park and Recreation Administration. She is a passionate professional who is firmly committed to ensuring high-quality and life-enhancing recreation is universally accessible.

Melanie Sasse Division Chief - Recreation Facilities & Aquatics


Melanie Sasse was promoted to Division Chief of Aquatics, Recreation Centers and CIP in August of 2019. She has been with Montgomery County Recreation for 30 years. In her role, Melanie is responsible for overseeing the county’s four indoor aquatic centers, seven outdoor pools, 21 recreation centers and the Capital Improvement Project planning process. Melanie holds a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and a degree in Biochemistry.

Melanie began her career with Montgomery County Recreation with the opening of the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center (then known as the Montgomery Aquatic Center). While she has helped to design and open other aquatic facilities in the county, she now looks forward to the new challenge of the design and construction of the Silver Spring Recreation and Aquatic Center, Montgomery County Recreation’s largest and first regional facility which is slated to open in 2023.