Recreation and Park Advisory Board

This is a nine-member body whose members are appointed by the mayor with the confirmation of the council. Members serve for overlapping two-year terms. The board is charged with encouraging the development of desirable recreation and park facilities in the city and recommending those programs for young people and adults that suitably reflect the needs of the citizens.

2023 Meeting Schedule

Note: Board does not meet in August or November.

Recreation and Park Advisory Board
Location varies
Fourth Thursday at 7:00 p.m.


NameTerm Expiration
Kirsten Kaplan, Chair
July 1, 2024
Vincent "Chip" BoylanMarch 1, 2025
Thomas LynchSeptember 1, 2024
Dirk Whatley
March 1, 2024
Elizabeth Fischer
June 1, 2024
John (Jack) Thirolf
July 1, 2024
Kathleen Linehan
Jan 1, 2025
Ken Scales
November 1, 2025
Natalie VankosDecember 1, 2025