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Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board

Last updated Dec. 02, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • Upcoming Meeting

  • November 20, 2014
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Current Agenda
  • Meets: Every third Thursday
  • Meeting Location

  • Council Chambers
  • 222 W. Hargett Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

Public Participation

Advisory Board meetings and committee meetings are open to the public. Meeting locations are subject to change. Check with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department at 919-996-3285 to verify a particular meeting time and place if you are planning to attend. Meetings are subject to change following public notice of at least 48 hours.

Purpose

The Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board serves as the official citizen advisory board to the City Council on issues related to parks, greenway and recreation policy matters. The Board advises on matters related to the funding of the parks and recreation capital program, parks and recreation program policies, facility planning, and the acquisition of lands related to the parks and recreation program. The Board serves as a liaison between the City and the citizens of the community and also works to promote parks and recreation programs.

The Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board consist of fifteen members, appointed by City Council to overlapping two-year terms. Three standing committees function to carry out the responsibilities of the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board:

Committees

Parks Committee

The Parks Committee is responsible for the study of issues related to park facilities, features, developments, and modifications. The Committee prepares recommendations and proposals for the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board based on in-depth review and study of park-related issues and concerns.

Meeting Location: The Parks Committee meets the first Thursday of each month in the Jaycee Park Module, located at 2405 Wade Avenue at 5:30 p.m.

Greenways and Urban Trees Committee

The Greenways and Urban Trees Committee deliberates, advises and makes recommendations to the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board on issues regarding the City of Raleigh greenway system and the City's urban forestry programs.

Meeting Location: The Greenways and Urban Trees Committee meets the second, Thursday of each month in the Frank E. Evans Administration Building's Conference Room, 2401 Wade Avenue at 12:00 noon.

Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer Awards Committee

The Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer Awards Committee plans the annual awards event that recognizes and honors volunteers who have made exceptional contributions to Department of Parks and Recreation programs or facilities. Nominations for these awards may be made by the public; nomination forms become available in January through the Parks and Recreation Department. The awards ceremony is held at Fred Fletcher Park each spring. The committee is comprised of current and former Advisory Board members and interested citizens.

Meeting Location: The Fred Fletcher Volunteer Awards Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Frank E. Evans Administration Building, Conference Room, 2401 Wade Avenue at 8:00 a.m.

Front Row Left to Right : Mr. Jay Chaudhuri, Ms. Kimberly Siran, Ms. Jennifer Hoverstad, Ms. Amy Simes  Second Row Left to Right:    Mr. Rodger Koopman, Mr. Thomas Moore, Mr. Scott Reston, Mr. Mike Surasky,  Third Row Left to Right: Mr. Richard Bostic, Mr. Kevin Seymour (No longer serving), Mr. Steve Hepler, Mr. Mark Turner (No longer serving).  Not Pictured: Mr. Patrick Buffkin, Clodagh Lyons-Bastians, David Millsaps, Shane Mellin

Front Row Left to Right : Mr. Jay Chaudhuri, Ms. Kimberly Siran, Ms. Jennifer Hoverstad, Ms. Amy Simes Second Row Left to Right: Mr. Rodger Koopman, Mr. Thomas Moore, Mr. Scott Reston, Mr. Mike Surasky, Third Row Left to Right: Mr. Richard Bostic, Mr. Kevin Seymour (No longer serving), Mr. Steve Hepler, Mr. Mark Turner (No longer serving). Not Pictured: Mr. Patrick Buffkin, Clodagh Lyons-Bastians, David Millsaps, Shane Mellin

Members

  • Ms. Kimberly Siran
  • Chair
  • 537 E. Martin Street
  • (H) 919-833-7093
  • Serving: 06/06/14 - 06/05/16
  • Mr. Rodger Koopman
  • 2214 The Circle
  • Raleigh, NC 27608
  • (H) 919-832-0004
  • Serving: 11/18/13 - 11/19/15
  • Mr. Richard Bostic
  • 2408 Wentworth Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27612
  • (H) 919-781-0497 (W) 919-733-4910
  • Serving: 06/06/14 - 06/05/16
  • Mr. Patrick Buffkin
  • 5937 Dixon Drive
  • Raleigh, NC 27609
  • (H) 919-971-2796
  • Serving: 02/08/14 - 02/07/16
  • Mr. Jay Chaudhuri
  • 820 Graham Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27605
  • (H) 919-423-5281
  • Serving: 09/21/13 - 09/20/15
  • Mr. Steve Hepler
  • 434 Fayetteville Street Suite 1700
  • Raleigh, NC 27601
  • (H) 919-215-1707 (W) 919-829-2721
  • Serving: 07/18/14 - 07/17/16
  • Ms. Jennifer Hoverstad
  • 4800 Sweetbriar Drive
  • Raleigh, NC 27609
  • (H) 919-412-3420
  • Serving: 03/06/13 - 03/05/15
  • Mr. Shane Mellin
  • 4347 Avent Ferry Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27606
  • (H) 301-748-8894
  • Serving: 11/06/14 – 11/05/16
  • Mr. David Millsaps
  • 308 Fenton Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27604
  • (H) 919-413-5575
  • Serving: 08/06/14 - 08/05/16
  • Mr. Scott Reston
  • 7812 Harps Mill Woods Run
  • Raleigh, NC 27615
  • (H) 919-876-2170 (W) 919-816-2786
  • Serving: 03/18/13 - 03/17/15
  • Mr. Thomas Moore
  • 3205 Dell Drive
  • Raleigh, NC 27609
  • (W) 919-829-1988
  • Serving: 11/02/13 - 11/03/15
  • Ms. Amy Simes
  • 4001 Willow Oak Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27604
  • (W) 919-707-9192
  • Serving: 12/04/12 - 12/05/14
  • Mr. Mike Surasky
  • Vice Chair
  • 3309 Neuse Crossing Drive
  • Raleigh, NC 27616
  • (H) 919-373-9377
  • Serving: 11/17/12 - 11/16/14
  • Diane Sauer
  • Director, Raleigh Parks and Recreation
  • P.O. Box 590, Room 608
  • Raleigh, NC 27602
  • 919-996-3285
  • Wayne Maiorano
  • City Council Liaison
  • 919-996-3050

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