Parks and Recreation Committee

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Amended: March 21, 2017
Committee Type Community Advisory Standing Committee
Created October 2, 2012
Official Action Resolution No. 12-185; Resolution No. 17-39 (reduced committee membership from 9 to 7)
Definition/Purpose Provide input and recommendations regarding City policies, priorities, and feedback related to the City’s recreation programs, cultural events and activities; public use of parks; development of new parks, and enhancements to existing parks and recreation facilities, as outlined in the Park and Recreation Strategic Plan.
Committee Requirements and Composition Up to 7 Members:
  • 1 Emery Unified School District Representative (appointed by Emery Unified School Board)
  • 1 Planning Commissioner (appointed by Planning Commission)
  • 1 Senior Community Member (appointed by Commission on Aging)
  • 2 Residents
  • 1 Resident (Dog Owner)
  • 1 Business Representative
Committee Facts Committee members shall receive no compensation. However, members may receive reimbursement for actual expenses incidental to carrying out the duties of the office, provided that they have first received specific City Council authorization for, and can verify, the expenditure and its purpose. City of Emeryville elected officials may not serve on this Committee. The City of Emeryville does not specifically prohibit concurrent service on more than one committee, provided, however, that the Government Code prohibition against incompatible offices shall apply. If a request were made to serve on more than one committee, a determination would be made as to whether that service would be allowable.
Term(s) 2 Years (exipiring June 30)
Regular Meeting Every Two Months
3rd Wednesday of January, March, July, September and November
5:30 PM
Emeryville Center of Community Life (4727 San Pablo Avenue, Emeryville)
Vice Chairperson
Gail Donaldson
Brian Carver
Secretary Brad Helfenberger
Youth & Adult Services Manager
  1. Betsy Cooley, Community Member (Elderly) (Term Ending June 30, 2017)
  2. Gail Donaldson, Planning Commissioner (Term Ending June 30, 2017)
  3. Barbara Inch, Emery Unified School Board Appointee (Term Continuous)
  4. John Ghizzoni, Jr., Resident (Term Ending June 30, 2018)
  5. Bill Richards, Resident (Dog Owner) (Term Ending June 30, 2017)
  6. Kairee Tann, Business Representative (Term Ending June 30, 2017)
  7. Vacant, Resident (Term Ending June 30, 2017)
Contact the Committee
Other Staff Public Works Director