Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Type: Board

Meeting Frequency: Third Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m.. Meeting location varies. Contact board secretary for information.

Contact: Secretary, Michael Clark (540) 853-2236; [email protected]

Members: Eleven (11); (*) Denotes non-City resident

MemberTerm of OfficeEligible for Reappointment
Deborah Pitts03/31/26Yes
James Pickens03/31/26Yes
Diane Simmons03/31/24Yes
Cathy Carter03/31/26Yes
Tim Pohlad-Thomas03/31/25Yes
Alexander Barge03/31/25Yes
S. Terry McGuire03/31/24Yes
Jared Rigby03/31/25Yes
Jerome W. Stephens*03/31/24No
Elvir Berbic*03/31/24Yes

Purpose: The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will advise the City’s professional staff as to issues concerning citizen participatory input and guidance; act as clearinghouse for citizen concerns and opinions; advise professional staff with regard to Master Plan and Comprehensive Plan implementation; assist the general public in understanding decisions and policies made by municipal leadership; provide advocacy for community Parks and Recreation related issues; and facilitate communication between citizens, departmental staff, municipal administrative staff and legislative branches of local government by means of written directives and board recommendations.

Note: The Advisory Board will consist of no more than 11 members, with staggered terms of office: i.e., 4 members for 1 year, 4 members for 2 years, and 5 members for 3 years. All new appointments will be for a term of 3 years.

For additional information, please contact the Secretary to the board.