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Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission

Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission

  • served as liaison between the citizens, Board of Supervisors, and Department of Parks & Recreation, and makes recommendations on matters relating to the recreational needs of the citizens
  • responsibilities include
    • preparation, adoption and maintenance of a Parks and Recreation master plan
    • holding regular meetings and maintaining adequate meeting records
    • interpreting the services offered to the citizens
    • providing recommendations on a system of supervised recreation for the County
    • assisting the Department in identifying funding sources and securing funds for the County’s park and recreation service and facilities
    • increasing public awareness of the existence and value of park and recreation opportunities in the County
    • reviewing annual Department budget
    • assisting the Department in recruiting voluntary leadership staff to work with provided services
    • carrying out any other assigned duties and/or activities as deemed appropriate by the Department and/or the Board of Supervisors
    • composed of 1 member from each election district appointed by the Board of Supervisors, two at-large members, a School System representative, & a member of the Board of Supervisors
    • appointees serve 3-year staggered terms ending December 31
    • meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the County Administration Building
  • Chartered on May 14, 2012, by adoption of Resolution R-22-12.  Charter was renewed on December 14, 2015 by Resolution R-39-15 and amended on January 25, 2017 by Resolution R-07-17.
  • Current roster