Parks & Recreation Board

Meetings
  • 12 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • Headwaters Meeting Room, Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park, 600 Cregg Ln, phone 721-PARK.
Agendas & Minutes
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Most recent agendas and minutes can be found by using the search function on the left side of the linked page. Click on the board you are interested in and select a date range to find specific documents.

View archived agendas and minutes prior to May of 2013 here.

Purpose
The City Board of Parks and Recreation shall have such powers, hold such public meetings with public record minutes provided to the city clerk and perform such duties as are provided by the laws of the state and any other powers or duties not inconsistent therewith granted to it by the provisions of this code or other ordinance of the city.

Powers & Duties
Pursuant to ยง 7-16-4222, Montana Code Annotated, the City Park and Recreation Board may exercise the following powers and duties for any park or open space matter that has not been specifically addressed by city ordinance, resolution or the applicable portion of the city budget:
  • To make all rules for the use by the public of parks as well as open spaces, greenways, and trails placed under the care and control of the City Parks and Recreation Board.
  • To make all rules necessary or convenient to protect and promote the growth of trees and plants in parks, streets, avenues, alleys, boulevards, and public places under the care and control of the board and for the protection of all birds inhabiting, frequenting, or nesting in the parks, streets, avenues, boulevards, and public places.
  • Guiding Principles, Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals 
Members
  • Seven members
  • Three-year terms
Qualifications
Appointees must be at least 21 years old, been a resident of the state for at least three years and been a resident for at least two years preceding the appointment to office of the city or town or an area which has been annexed by the city or town. Their position is considered vacant if the individual ceases to be a resident of the city or town.

Appointment is by the mayor and subject to City Council confirmation.
Members Start of Term End of Term
Ross Mollenhauer May 1, 2014 April 30, 2017
Dayna Swanson May 1, 2016 April 30, 2019
Johnna Eisenmann May 1, 2014 April 30, 2017
Dale Harris (Chair) May 1, 2016 April 30, 2019
John O'Connor May 1, 2016 April 30, 2019
Sonja Verlanic May 1, 2016 April 30, 2019
Christine Ryan May 1, 2014 April 30, 2017
Authorization
Council Committee
Conservation

For more information contact the Department Liaison - Parks and Recreation - Donna Gaukler, Director

Appointments
Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. When board members are to be reappointed, those positions are not advertised as vacant. Interested on serving on board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.