Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Overview

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board consists of seven members, one of which is a City Council Member appointed each December and two alternate members. In 1982 funds were donated to the City by members of the McKethan Family. The McKethan Park Recreation Committee was formed to oversee expenditures of these funds, mainly for Capital Outlay items. On January 25, 1988, City Council appointed the McKethan Park Recreation Committee as an advisory board for both McKethan and Tom Varn Park. As a result, the name of the committee was changed to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. On August 19, 1991, Council adopted Ordinance Number 500 officially establishing the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and assigning staggered terms of office to the Board Members. Thereafter, appointed members shall serve four-year terms, all expiring in December of their respective term, as amended by Policy Number 4-2008 adopted by City Council on October 6, 2008. (Ordinance Number 764 was adopted on 09/15/08 rescinding Ordinance Number 500 that established the P&R Board and removing it from the City's Code of Ordinances. The board remained as it was established at that time.

  1. Susan D. Rupe

    Chair

    Re-appointed on December 20, 2021, to a four-year term expiring December 31, 2025.


  1. Amanda Cunningham-Rud

    Vice Chairman

    Appointed on December 17, 2018, to a four-year term through December 31, 2022.


  1. Richard Grant

    Member

    Re-appointed on December 17, 2018, to a four-year term through December 31, 2022.


  1. Ashley Thomas

    Member

    Appointed to full-time membership (from alternate position) on February 16, 2021, to a four-year term of office expiring December 31, 2024.


  1. Randolph (Randy) Mazourek

    Member

    Appointed on March 15, 2021, to a four-year term of office through December 31, 2024.


  1. Samuel Clinton (Clint) Griffin

    Member

    Appointed on March 15, 2021, to a four-year term of office through December 31, 2024.


  1. Delores Williams

    Alternate

    Appointed March 15, 2021, to fill the unexpired four-year term of Kelly Lagedrost through December 31, 2023.


  1. Lisa (Lee) Golinello

    Alternate

    Appointed September 7, 2021, to fill the unexpired four-year term of Ashley Thomas.
    Term will expire on December 31, 2022.


  1. Robert A. Battista

    City Council Liaison (voting member)

    Appointed January 3, 2022, through December 31, 2022.


Regular Meetings


  1. Angie Whisnant

    City Liaison to the Board
    Phone: 352-540-3830

    Parks & Recreation Director


  2. Stacey Winchester

    Board Secretary
    Phone:

    Parks/Facilities and Recreation Administrative Assistant