Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee

The committee's aim is to advise the Parks & Recreation Director regarding best practices with respect to strategies for sustainable development, environmental conservation, planning , and community longevity as it relates to substantive improvements to the City's parks and recreational facilities. As a recommending body, the committee contributes ideas from residents, business owners, conversation groups, youth engagement groups, and others with an interest in the City's amenities and facilities.

Meeting Schedule

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The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee comprises seven (7) members, two (2) of which are councilmembers appointed by the City Council.The councilmembers serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of the committee. The City Council establishes qualifications for members of the committee, except that each committee member must be either, a resident of the city, or an owner/officer of a business domiciled in the city.

Each committee person shall be nominated and approved by the City Council. Should the committee member move out of the city, or no longer be an owner/officer of a business domiciled in the city, he/she may remain active until the City Council appoints his/her replacement. Members must attend two-thirds (2/3) of the committee meetings in a calendar year. Failure to do so warrants removal from the committee.

Current Members

  1. Karyl Clayton
  2. Beverly Cooper
  3. Jamil Salem
  4. Ieisha Fuller
  5. Omari Barrow 
  6. Kennard Turner 
  7. Councilmember Tara Graves (District 1)
  8. Councilmember Alecia Washington (District 3)

Ex Officio (non-voting) Members:

  1. Revonda Cosby, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, Executive Director
  2. Tameika Porter

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I attend committee meetings?

All meetings are open to the public. As a Covid-19 precaution, all meetings are virtual for the public to view on YouTube's livestream. View the city's YouTube Channel.

2. How do I join the committee?

As stipulated in the committee’s resolution, citizen membership within the committee must be nominated, then approved by city council. Contact your councilperson for details.

3. Are committee members paid?

All committee positions are voluntary, without compensation.

4. What is the length of service for a committee member?

Each member shall serve until the end of the city's fiscal year; consecutive terms are permissible.


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