Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

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Current Size: 80%

Board Description
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission is an advisory board that provides, conducts, and supervises any form of recreation as well as contribute to the welfare and happiness of the citizens, utilizing suitable properties and facilities owned or controlled by the City or other properties and facilities with the consent of the owners and authorities thereof. In no case, however, shall school properties and facilities be used when needed by school authorities in the interest of the educational program. The responsibilities of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission are in the City Code Section 9-1-1 through 9-1-8.


Four years; two successive.


Meeting Date/Time/Location
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center.

*The July meeting is cancelled.

Upcoming agendas will be posted on the City's website at In accordance with the Emergency Ordinance to effectuate temporary changes in certain deadlines and to modify public meeting and public hearing practices and procedures to address continuity of operations associated with pandemic disaster, adopted on April 6, 2020, the public will not be able to physically attend the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meeting.

Residents/Media will be able to watch the meeting live on:

Comments for items not on the agenda can be made in advance by emailing:


View meeting agendas and summaries.


Commission Member, Membership



Mr. Kevin Gibson, At-Large



Mr. MuAwia DaMes, East



Ms. Carol Mills-Rooker, West



Mrs. Sandra Bopp



Mr. Chance Ebersold, East



Mr. James Logan, At-Large

1st term


Mr. Obie Hill

School Board



Alt. School Board


Ms. Deanna Reed

Council Member


Questions or Comments?  Mail to City of Harrisonburg, Office of City Manager, Attn: (Board Member), 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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