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Rec and Park Commissioner Opportunity
February 14, 2003

The City of Richmond Recreation and Parks Commission has several vacancies and is currently recruiting citizens who want to make a difference in the quality of life in Richmond. Application forms can be obtained from the mayor's office (510/620-6503) or the city clerk's office (510/620-6513). Call, and they will fax a copy. Completed forms should be mailed to either the city clerk or the mayor. The duties of the Commission are as follows:

  • To act in an advisory capacity to the City Council and the Director of Recreation and Parks in all matters pertaining to parks and public recreation and to cooperate with other governmental agencies and civic groups in the advancement of sound recreation and park planning and programming.

  • To formulate policies on recreation services for approval by the City Council.

  • To consult on problems of administration, development of recreation areas, facilities, programs and improved recreation services with:

    a. The Director of Recreation and Parks

    b. Committees, which the Commission may, at any time in its discretion, create to obtain further consultation on matter referred to in this subsection. The members of such committees shall be residents of the City of Richmond and appointed by the Commission. The Commission shall determine the number of members of each committee, and the may remove and replace any of the members of the committees at any times in its discretion. Each committee shall elect officers and adopt rules and regulations to govern procedure.

  • To recommend the adoption of standards on organization, personnel, areas and facilities, program and financial support.

  • To make periodic inventories of recreation services that exist or may be needed and interpret the needs of the public to the City Council and Director of Recreation and Parks.

  • To aid in coordinating the recreation services with the program of other governmental agencies and voluntary organizations.

  • To translate the policies and functions of the Recreation and Parks Department to the public.

  • To advise the Recreation and Parks Director in the preparation of the annual budget and a long-range recreation capital improvements program.