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Recreation and Parks Advisory Board (RPAB)

Web link to Recreation Activities and Opportunities in the Bozeman Area. (Disclaimer about leaving the city website.)

Public Meeting Schedule:

This board meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Lindley Park Center at 1102 East Curtiss.
 

Purpose / Creation:

The Board is advisory, making recommendations to the City Commission on policy and procedural matters in the field of recreation and playgrounds as well as parkland dedications or cash-in-lieu proposals forwarded during the planning/subdivision process. 

The board was established under Section 2.05 of the Bozeman Municipal Code.

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Liaisons:

The City Commission liaison for this board is Carson Taylor. 
The City staff liaison for this board is Mitch Overton,  Parks and Recreation Director.  Mr. Overton can be reached at moverton @bozeman.net or (406) 582-3222.
 

Membership:

(7) Members shall be city residents appointed by the city commission;
(2) Members shall be recommended by the county board of commissioners, with final appointment to be made by the city commission;

        Up to (3) additional at-large members may be appointed by the city commission, with city                         residency being a consideration, but not a mandatory requirement; and

Up to (2)  student members from area secondary schools, including home schooled students, may be appointed by the city commission, with city residency being a consideration, but not a mandatory requirement.

 

The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board consists of up to fourteen members who serve three-year staggered terms, except for the two student members, who serve one-year terms.  Members shall represent as many facets of recreational programs as possible.

Current Members:

Member Term Position Appointed
Steve Schnee December 31, 2018 At-Large 01/04/16
Brian Close December 31, 2016 At-Large 01/27/14
Elizabeth (Beth) Thorsen December 31, 2017 County 01/12/15
Gary Vodenhal No Expiration GVLT Rep N/A
Matt Hausauer December 31, 2018 At-Large 01/04/16
Vacant December 31, 2018 At-Large  
Tony Thatcher December 31, 2016 At-Large 01/04/16
Richard Shanahan December 31, 2016 At-Large 01/27/14
Vacant December 31, 2016 School District 7  
Salal Huber-McGee December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
Jade Sobek December 31, 2018 City 01/04/16
Stephanie Gray December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
Steve Roderick December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
Vacant October 2, 2016 Student 02/19/15
Vacant October 2, 2017 Student  

Staff on the board: Chuck Winn, Assistant City Manager; Thom White, Parks and Cemetery Superintendent