Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board

Last updated Dec. 06, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Upcoming Meeting

  • December 15 , 2016
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Current Agenda
  • Meets: Every third Thursday
  • Meeting Location

  • Five Points Center for Active Adults
  • 2000 Noble Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27608

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

  • Meeting Schedule: First Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
  • Meeting Location: Jaycee Park Module, located at 2405 Wade Avenue

The 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.

Greenways and Urban Trees Committee

  • Meeting Schedule: Second, Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
  • Meeting Location: Raleigh Municipal Building, located at 222 W. Hargett Street

The 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.

Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer Awards Committee

    The 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.

    Front Row Left to Right : Ms. Amy Simes, Mr. Chris Dillon, Mr. Brad Johnson, Ms. Jennifer Hoverstad, Ms. Kimberly Wicker (No Longer Serving)  Second Row Left to Right:  Mr. David Millsaps,  Ms. Clodagh Lyons-Bastian,  Mr. Mike Surasky, Mr. Charlie Townsend, Mr. Patrick Buffkin,  Not Pictured: Dr. Carol Love, Mr. Dave Toms, Mr. Kendall Harris,  Mr. Richard Bostic, Mr. Shane Mellin, Mr. Dexter Hebert
    Front Row Left to Right : Ms. Amy Simes, Mr. Chris Dillon, Mr. Brad Johnson, Ms. Jennifer Hoverstad, Ms. Kimberly Wicker (No Longer Serving) Second Row Left to Right: Mr. David Millsaps, Ms. Clodagh Lyons-Bastian, Mr. Mike Surasky, Mr. Charlie Townsend, Mr. Patrick Buffkin, Not Pictured: Dr. Carol Love, Mr. Dave Toms, Mr. Kendall Harris, Mr. Richard Bostic, Mr. Shane Mellin, Mr. Dexter Hebert

    Members

    • 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: 02/08/16 - 02/07/18
    • Mr. Kendall Harris
    • 10961 Pendragon Place
    • Raleigh, NC 27614
    • (H) 919-844-2374
    • Serving: 01/06/16 - 01/05/18
    • Mr. Dexter Hebert
    • 2604 Blue Coral Drive
    • Raleigh , NC 27610
    • (H) 919-624-7521 / (W) 582-2259
    • Serving: 01/06/15 - 01/06/17
    • Ms. Jennifer Hoverstad
    • 4800 Sweetbriar Drive
    • Raleigh, NC 27609
    • (H) 919-412-3420
    • Serving: 03/16/15 - 03/15/17
    • Mr. Brad Johnson
    • 540 South Person Street
    • Raleigh , NC 27601
    • (H) 919-807-1889
    • Serving: 01/06/16 - 01/05/18
    • Dr. Carol Love
    • 2824 Sourwood Street
    • Raleigh, NC 27610
    • (H) 919-833-2342 / (W) 919-622-0507
    • Serving: 0719/16 - 07/19/18
    • 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
    • Ms. Amy Simes
    • Vice Chair
    • 4001 Willow Oak Road
    • Raleigh, NC 27604
    • (W) 919-707-9192
    • Serving: 12/05/14 - 12/04/16
    • Mr. Mike Surasky
    • Chair
    • 3309 Neuse Crossing Drive
    • Raleigh, NC 27616
    • (H) 919-373-9377
    • Serving: 11/17/14 - 11/16/16
    • Mr. Dave Toms
    • 1414 Ashburton Road
    • Raleigh, NC 27606
    • (H) 919-412-6697
    • Serving: 07/19/16 - 07/19/18
    • Mr. Charles Townsend
    • 2141 Ramsgate Street
    • Raleigh, NC 27603
    • (H) 623-5224
    • Serving: 09/22/15 - 09/21/17
    • Diane Sauer
    • Director, Raleigh Parks and Recreation
    • P.O. Box 590, Room 608
    • Raleigh, NC 27602
    • 919-996-3285

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