City looking for members for Commission on Parks and Recreation

The city’s Commission on Parks and Recreation has a nine seats that need filling.

Made up additionally by the Commissioners of the Departments of Parks and Recreation, Water, Streets, and Public Property; the City Council President; and the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission, the commission has to fill the seats held by volunteers who serve four-year terms.

“It is very important that the Fairmount Park Commission be diverse and represent citizens from all over the City,” Councilwoman Cindy Bass, D-8th, said in a prepared statement last week. Bass is the chair of Council’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Committee. “I strongly encourage people to participate in the nomination process no matter their neighborhood or background.”

The commission was implemented in 2008 when the Parks Commission and Recreation Department merged.

Applications are available on the city’s website and are due May 9.

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