3rd Monday of February, March, April, August, September, and October
Various locations including Mulberry Recreation Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Center, and the Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center
Member Name - Term Expires
Scott Barnett - 2021
Schonna Banner - 2022
Michael Dineen - 2023
Darrell Lipford - 2022
Rick Pierce - 2023
Tim Poarch 2023
James Robinson - 2023
Ex Officio Members
Kenny Story Parks and Recreation Director
Crissy Thomas City Councilwoman
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members are appointed by Council.
About the Board
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board serves as liaison between the City and the Parks and Recreation Department. The board works to promote and support parks and recreation services throughout the community and related groups. The board also serves works to exchange ideas concerning present and future issues within parks and recreation and to involve the communities in city programs. View the City Code Division 5 - Recreation and Parks Advisory Board.
The Parks and Recreation board makes general recommendations and has the power and duty to:
Advise and assist the parks and recreation director and staff in evaluating recreation programs, facilities, policies, and procedures;
Serve as ambassadors of parks and recreation within the city and to more greatly involve the community, and enlist favorable opinions of and support for creation and park services;
Assist in formulating plans for future needs of parks, land acquisition, programs, athletics, facilities, services and development, and advising the town for developing priorities among them; and
Serve as a sounding board for the public, recreation department, and organizations and citizens of the city; review suggestions and recommendations concerning parks, policies and procedures.