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 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers unless otherwise noted.

Kate Malouf, Chair 6-25-19 6-27-23 6-30-27
Keira Kirby, Vice Chair 6-22-21
Diane Daruty 6-26-18 6-28-22 6-30-26
Amy Waunch 6-25-24
Hassan Archer
6-26-18 6-28-22 6-30-26
Anne Yelsey 6-27-23
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.

Sean Levin  
Recreation & Senior Services Director
Justin Schmillen Recreation & Senior Services Deputy Director
Dave Webb
Public Works Director
Vacant Deputy Public Works Director  
Kevin Pekar Parks & Landscape Superintendent 
Mariah Stinson
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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