Parks and Recreation Commission

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Name Email
 Term expires
Jennifer Baskin Email n/a  April 30, 2020
Christopher Harris - Vice Chair
Email 650-381-6422  April 30, 2021
Jennifer Johnson - Chair
Email  n/a  April 30, 2020
Laura Lane Email 415-799-9659  April 30, 2019
Marianne Palefsky
Email 650-327-3988  April 30, 2019
Dana Payne
Email n/a
 April 30, 2022
Sarah Staley Shenk  Email n/a   April 20, 2021

Roles and responsibilities

The Parks and Recreation Commission will strive for excellence in teamwork to:
  • Affirm the diversity in the community
  • Be financially responsible
  • Be responsive to community needs for leisure, cultural and social programs
  • Maintain a liaison between the community and City Council
  • Maintain its availability, visibility and accessibility to the community and the media
  • Preserve and protect open space and park lands
  • Promote safety in all facilities and programs

Commission priorities

  • Research and evaluate the social services and recreation opportunities in the Belle Haven neighborhood in support of the Belle Haven Visioning and Neighborhood Action Plan resulting in diverse, high quality programs meeting the needs of neighborhood residents
  • Research and evaluate opportunities to support and increase arts program offerings for the community resulting in residents having a greater exposure to the arts and improved partnerships with new and existing arts groups and venues
  • Study and evaluate City operated parks to ensure their short and long term vitality resulting in park structures and flora being properly maintained; parks being utilized by the community with greater frequency; and ensuring a proper balance of park usage and long term conservation