Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission

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A. Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the parks, beaches, recreation, parkways and street trees.
B. Assist in the planning of parks and recreation programs for the inhabitants of the city, promote and stimulate public interest therein, and to that end, solicit to the fullest extent possible, the cooperation of school authorities and other public and private agencies interested therein.
C. Establish policies for the acquisition, development and improvement of parks, beaches and playgrounds and for the planting, care and removal of trees and shrubs in all parks, playgrounds and streets, subject to the rights and powers of the City Council.
D. Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by ordinance not inconsistent with the provisions of the City Charter.

Committee Authorization:
City Charter, Article VII, Section 709

Frequency of Meetings:
The first Tuesday each month at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers unless otherwise noted.

Laird Hayes, Chair 1-28-14 6-30-15  6-30-19

Walt Howald, Vice Chair 6-28-13  6-27-17 6-30-21
Tom Anderson 2-24-09 6-24-14 6-30-18
Ron Cole 6-22-10 6-24-14  6-30-18
Roy Englebrecht 6-28-11 6-30-15 6-30-19
David Granoff  6-28-16   6-30-20
Heather Ignatin 6-27-17   6-30-21
PB&R Commission & Staff Liaisons as listed below.


Length of Term for Members:
The seven members of the commission serve for a term of four years on a staggered basis.

Laura Detweiler
Recreation & Senior Services Director
Mike Pisani
Municipal Operations Director
Sean Levin
Recreation Deputy Director
Dan Sereno Landscape Supervisor 
Teri Craig
PB&R Secretary 
Marie Lindeman Administrative Specialist 

Staff Support:
Staff allocates approximately 57 hours per month to this commission. This includes staff from the Recreation & Senior Services Department and the Municipal Operations Department.


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