Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Department in Charge of This Board

Parks and Recreation

About the Board

We make recommendations to the Parks and Recreation department. Here's a quick look at a few of our duties:

  • Recommend policies, rules, and regulations for the public use of parks and recreation facilities and programs
  • Annual review and recommend changes to the established criteria within the Parks and Recreation Master Plan for facility improvements, land acquisition, capital renovation or development

Apply for Boards and Commissions

  • 9 members
  • 1 member must be a representative of Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • 1 member must be a representative of Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.
  • 1 member must be a representative of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
  • Members are appointed by the City Commission for terms beginning on the first Monday in January

Residency Requirement

You must be a resident that lives within the city limits of Grand Rapids.

Term Limits

Each term lasts 3 years. There is no term limit, so you can serve an unlimited number of terms.

Compensation

There is no compensation for being a member of this board.

Javier Cervantes

City Commission Appointment
Grand Rapids Public Schools Representative
Term ends: 1/4/2021

Carl Johnson

City Commission Appointment
Ward 3 Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 1/3/2022

Denavvia Mojet

City Commission Appointment
Ward 1 Appointment
Term ends: 1/4/2021 

Lee Mueller

City Commission Appointment
Ward 2 Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 1/3/2022

Kelli Peltier

City Commission Appointment
Ward 1 Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends: 1/3/2022

Daniel Vainner

City Commission Appointment
Ward 2 Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends: 1/4/2021

Kim Van Driel

City Commission Appointment
Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. Representative
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2020

Ryan Waalkes

City Commission Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2020

Vacancy

City Commission Appointment
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Representative
Term ends: 1/6/2020