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 compensation for being a member of this board.

Stacy Bare

City Commission Appointment
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Representative
Term ends: 1/5/2026

Megan Catcho

City Commission Appointment
Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. Representative
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 1/5/2026

Max Gibbs

City Commission Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends: 1/2/2023

Marcus Hargrave

City Commission Appointment
Term ends: 1/1/2024

Carl Johnson

City Commission Appointment
Ward 3 Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2025 

Hannah Mico

City Commission Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 1/1/2024

Sam Moore

City Commission Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends: 1/5/2026

Kelli Peltier

City Commission Appointment
Ward 1 Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2025


City Commission Appointment
Grand Rapids Public Schools Representative
Term ends: 1/1/2024


Committee Agendas

September 6, 2023 Agenda(PDF, 151KB)

August 2, 2023 Agenda(PDF, 151KB) (no quorum)

June 7, 2023 Agenda(PDF, 151KB)

May 3, 2023 Agenda(PDF, 153KB)

April 12, 2023 Agenda(PDF, 152KB)

March 1, 2023 Agenda(PDF, 152KB)

February 1, 2023 - meeting cancelled

January 4, 2023 Agenda(PDF, 151KB) (no quorum)

December 7, 2022 Agenda(PDF, 151KB)

November 2, 2022 Agenda(PDF, 152KB)

October 5, 2022 Agenda(PDF, 152KB)

September 7, 2022 Agenda(PDF, 154KB)

August 3, 2022 Agenda(PDF, 151KB)

June 1, 2022 Agenda(PDF, 151KB) - meeting cancelled

May 4, 2022 Agenda(PDF, 153KB)

April 13, 2022 Agenda(PDF, 153KB) - meeting cancelled

March 2, 2022 Agenda(PDF, 153KB)

February 2, 2022 - meeting cancelled

January 10, 2022 Agenda(PDF, 153KB)

January 5, 2022 - meeting cancelled

December 2021 Agenda(PDF, 154KB)

November 2021 Agenda(PDF, 154KB)

October 2021 Agenda(PDF, 148KB) (no quorum)

September 2021 Agenda(PDF, 146KB) (no quorum)

August 2021 Agenda(PDF, 147KB) 


Committee Minutes

May 2023 Minutes(PDF, 125KB)

April 2023 Minutes(PDF, 133KB)

March 2023 Minutes(PDF, 135KB)

December 2022 Minutes(PDF, 130KB)

November 2022 Minutes(PDF, 133KB)

October 2022 Minutes(PDF, 139KB)

September 2022 Minutes(PDF, 139KB)

August 2022 Minutes(PDF, 134KB)

May 2022 Minutes(PDF, 135KB)

March 2022 Minutes(PDF, 140KB)

January 2022 Minutes(PDF, 153KB)

December 2021 Minutes(PDF, 134KB)

November 2021 Minutes(PDF, 139KB)

 June 2021 Minutes(PDF, 138KB)

May 2021 Minutes(PDF, 136KB)

April 2021 Minutes(PDF, 136KB)

March 2021 Minutes(PDF, 142KB)

February 2021 Minutes(PDF, 148KB)

January 2021 Minutes(PDF, 136KB)