PARK ADVISORY BOARD
WHAT IS A PARK ADVISORY BOARD?
THE PARK ADVISORY BOARD IS NOT:
A Park Advisory Board is Valuable to the community and to the people who serve on the Board because it:
The Park Advisory Board’s composition, structure, and procedures are set by the Center’s Director.
Meetings may be held at the recreation center at times and shall be open to the public. Official Park Advisory board meetings must be held at the recreation facility, and utilize Robert’s Rules of order as an informal structure for officers must be printed agenda, and minutes of conducted, with recommendation(s) forwarded to the appropriate department representative.
The Park Advisory Board can be vital asset to the recreation staff at a center. Overall, its purpose is to assist the Recreation Center’s Director in programming, special events and fundraising. The Recreation Center will direct all fundraising efforts to the Advisory Board. The Board may not make policies for the center or the Department.
When Park Advisory Board members work together, they are combining the expertise, knowledge, experience, and commitment of many talented individuals from the community. Citizens volunteer to be on Advisory Boards because they want to serve their communities. Park Advisory Boards are valuable resources, and Recreation personnel should learn to avail themselves of this unique opportunity on behalf of their communities.
A number between 7 and 13 is often preferred; and, in most cases,
an odd number is preferred over an even number.
PARK ADVISORY BOARD PROFILE
People Who Would Make Good Park Advisory Board Members
Citizens who can think on behalf of the community first and their
respective needs second.
Citizens who are viewed as leaders in your community, based on how they come forward to solve community-related problems.
Citizens who have proven that they can raise money for all sorts of community and neighborhood needs.
Citizens who enjoy volunteering for community services.
Citizens who understand diversity and can support equality and fairness.
Citizens who understand the government, and who support-both publicly and personally-the City’s Recreation and Parks Department.
Citizens who have a diverse background in recreation, the use of its facilities and parks, and attend special events.
Citizens who are “doers” and have good follow-through skills.
Citizens who enjoy life and are happy most of the time.
Citizens who enjoy and appreciate all forms of recreational experiences and are not driven by competition.
Citizens who enjoy following through a process in order to accomplish agreed-upon goals.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Community members and others involved in the Lincoln Heights community are invited to attend meetings.
Simply call and have your contact information to be
in our Advisory Board Email List to receive all meeting reminders and agendas.
Volunteer on Projects
Act as a Community Member
Request Consideration for a Board...no matter what your interest...GET INVOLVED TODAY!