Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Board Overview

The purpose of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board is to oversee the maintenance, expansion, use, and protection of the city’s parks and recreational facilities, as well as, enhance the natural beauty of the city and provide enjoyment, health and general welfare to its residents. This board also provides recreational opportunities for groups and individuals that encourage the development of a comprehensive recreation program.

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At a Glance

SpecificationsDetails
Established byResolution 2018-9
Number on BoardSeven members and one alternate
Length of TermThree years
Council LiaisonOlivier Bosmans
Staff LiaisonCathy Metz, Parks and Recreation Director
Regular Meeting TimeSecond Wednesday of every month at 5:00 pm
Regular Meeting LocationRecreation Center

Responsibilities

The Recreation Advisory Board makes recommendations regarding:

  • Improvements to parks, trails, the cemetery, and facilities developed primarily for recreation
  • The urban forest of Durango within the street rights-of-way
  • All parks and recreation areas
  • Parkland acquisition or facilities for recreational purposes and their disposition
  • Short and long range planning

The board also initiates, reviews, and makes recommendations regarding operational policy and programs.

Current Members

NameAppointedTerm Expires
Tom Barney, Vice ChairFeb. 2020Jan. 2023
Seth Furtney
Feb. 2019Jan. 2022
Marty GrabijasFeb. 2020Jan. 2023
Richard Hoehlein
Feb. 2019Jan. 2022
Adam T. HowellJune 2021May 2024
Meghan Scully, Alternate Feb. 2020Jan. 2022
Richard SpeegleFeb. 2020Jan. 2023
Janet WileyFeb. 2020Jan. 2022
Olivier Bosmans, City Council LiaisonN/AN/A
Cathy Metz, Staff Liaison
N/A
N/A