Members sought for Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

(Penticton, BC – September 25, 2018) – The City of Penticton is seeking members for the newly established Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.  Comprised of 13 voting members appointed by, and reporting to, City Council for a term ending December 31, 2019, the Committee is mandated to make recommendations on matters referred to it, including:

  • the provision, protection and promotion of parks and recreation services;
  • supporting and maintaining the vision and values of the 2018 Parks and Recreation Master Plan;
  • reviewing and providing feedback on Parks and Recreation proposed projects, initiatives or challenges;
  • advising on the implementation of recommendations outlined in the 2018 Parks and

Recreation Master Plan;

  • reviewing, evaluating and providing recommendations on park uses and protection;
  • making recommendations on community engagement requirements related to parkland protection and use policy;
  • making recommendations on proposals for any leasing of park space; and
  • making recommendations on City policies and bylaws that affect Parks and Recreation Services.

Of the 13 members sought, preference will be given for:

  • One member from School District 67
  • Twelve members of the community on the basis of their knowledge or experience in community parks and recreation. Key interests might include:
    • appreciation of nature
    • indoor recreation
    • outdoor recreation
    • organized sports
    • trails
    • health and fitness
    • water based activities
    • sports tourism and special events

Penticton residents interested in being appointed to the Committee are invited to submit an application form and resume to the City of Penticton, Attention: Dana Schmidt, Corporate Officer.  The deadline for applications is October 31, 2018.  Applications forms can be accessed at http://www.penticton.ca/assets/City~Hall/Committees/Committee%20Application%20Form%20Generic.pdf

“The work to be carried out by this committee plays an important role in the planning and delivery of parks and recreation services.  The City encourages all interested Penticton residents to apply”, said the City of Penticton’s Corporate Officer, Dana Schmidt.

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Contacts:

Dana Schmidt

Corporate Officer

City of Penticton

250-490-2405

 

Philip Cooper

Communications Manager

City of Penticton

250-490-2583