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
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