Parks and Recreation Commission

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Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
32 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437
Phone:(203) 453-8068 Fax: (203) 453-8456
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Name Term Phone Address
Mark Coppola (R) 04/02/2018 to 02/28/2022 (203) 533-5731 2084 Jennifers Drive
Diane VanSteenbergen (U) 07/06/2015 to 02/28/2019 (203) 457-1774 207 Elm Street
Suzanne McDermott (R) 08/03/2015 to 02/28/2019 (203) 453-1180 74 Horseshoe Road
Claire Kinkade Dunn (D-Vice Chair) 04/06/2015 to 02/28/2019 (203) 444-4645 865 Maple Hill Road
Tara Hunt Melvin (D) 03/05/2018 to 02/28/2019 (917) 974-4833 13 Coventry Way
John Jagielski (R) 02/01/2016 to 02/28/2020 (203) 457-1963 110 Round Hill Road
Judy Sullivan (R) 02/01/2016 to 02/28/2020 (203) 453-4460 1001 Goose Lane
Lawrence Rooney (D) 03/05/2018 to 02/28/2022 (203) 641-2141 99 North Street
Rose Dostert (D-Chair) 02/05/2018 to 02/28/2022 (203) 457-1787 46 Cardinal Drive

ESTABLISHED: Established by ordinance adopted by Special Town Meeting, July 24, 1962.

CHARGE/DUTIES: The Parks and Recreation Commission is charged with the control, development, management, operation, and maintenance of a system of parks, recreational areas and facilities, and with the supervision and maintenance of playgrounds, playfields, bathing beaches, recreation center, and other Parks and Recreation activities, areas and facilities. The Commission has the power to expend funds appropriated by the town for recreational purposes and/or park purposes by private individuals or organizations. In the performance of these duties the commission has the power to employ a Director.

ELECTED/APPOINTED: Appointed by the Board of Selectmen upon recommendation of Town Committees.

MEMBERSHIP: Nine regular members. No alternate members. Officers include Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary. Sub-committees are formed as needed.

LENGTH OF TERM: As per 1962 ordinance members were appointed for three-year terms. As per Town Charter effective December 2, 1993, all terms are now four years.

MEETING DATE/TIME/PLACE: Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m., in the Nathanel B. Greene Community Center.

EXPERIENCE AND/OR INTEREST: Members should have an interest in recreational programs and facilities for Guilford citizens of all ages and a willingness to serve and take an active part in the Commission meetings and budget meetings.