Recreation Board

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Public Meeting Schedule

This board meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Beall Park Recreation Center at 415 North Bozeman Avenue.

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, 2019 At-Large (Chair) 01/23/17
Elizabeth (Beth) Thorsen December 31, 2017 County 01/12/15
Jeff Hough No Expiration GVLT Rep N/A
Matt Hausauer December 31, 2018 At-Large 01/04/16
Tommy Bass December 31, 2018 At-Large 01/23/17
Tony Thatcher December 31, 2019 At-Large (Vice Chair) 01/23/17
Richard Shanahan December 31, 2019 At-Large 01/23/17
Vacant, Apply Here
December 31, 2016 School District 7
Salal Huber-McGee December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
Vacant, Apply Here December 31, 2018 City  
Stephanie Gray December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
Steve Roderick December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
Vacant, Apply Here October 2, 2016 Student 02/19/15
Vacant, Apply Here October 2, 2017 Student

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