Parks & Recreation Commission


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Fourth Monday of each month


This commission has nine members, appointed to renewable three-year terms. If you are interested in serving on an advisory board, fill out a commission application form and return it to the City Clerk’s Office.
  • Nicholas Abraham        (appointed 9/2017; ends 6/2025)
  • Ryan Burdick               (appointed 7/2021; ends 6/2024)
  • Kate DeVries                 (appointed 7/2020; ends 6/2023)
  • Lawrence Fisher            (appointed 7/2020; ends 6/2023)
  • Lauren Jacoby               (appointed 2/2022; ends 6/2025)
  • Patrick Parkes              (appointed 87/2021; ends 6/2024)
  • Bill Saxton                     (appointed 7/2022; ends 6/2025)
  • Abby Sorota, School Board Liaison    (appointed 1/2021)
  • John Arendshorst, City Commission Liaison    (appointed 12/2019; ends 12/2023)

About the Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission develops and implements policies for the operation of recreation and parks programming by gathering input from staff and citizens. They are also responsible for overseeing several yearly athletic and community special events.