City Council Meeting - FINAL

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Meeting Date: 10/06/2020  
From: Stacy Fobar, Deputy City Clerk

Consideration of Appointments:  Parks and Recreation Commission.
Make three appointments to terms expiring August 2023.
Executive Summary:
The Parks and Recreation Commission consists of seven (7) citizen members. The Parks and Recreation Commission makes recommendations to the Council regarding City parks and recreational programs, the annual budget and capital improvements for the Parks and Recreation Divisions. There are currently three available seats. It is important to fill vacancies on Boards and Commissions quickly so as to allow the Commission to continue meeting on a regular basis.

There are six applications on file for consideration by the Council, they are as follows:

John Brinkmann (new applicant)
Richard Conway (new applicant)
Austin Kerr (new applicant)
Greg Kleiner (new applicant)
Ryan Martin (current commissioner)
Tod Morris (new applicant)

John Brinkmann currently serves on the Board of Adjustment, but would resign his seat on the Board if appointed to the Parks and Recreation Commission. In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information the commission roster, applicant roster and applications will be submitted to the City Council separately.

COUNCIL APPOINTMENT ASSIGNMENT: Councilmember Salas, Councilmember McCarthy, and Mayor Evans
Financial Impact:
These are voluntary positions and there is no budgetary impact to the City of Flagstaff.
Policy Impact:
Connection to PBB Key Community Priorities/Objectives & Regional Plan:
There is no Council goal that specifically addresses appointments to Boards and Commissions; however, boards and commissions do provide input and recommendations based on City Council goals that may pertain to the board or commission work plan.
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
Options and Alternatives:
1) Appoint three Commissioners: By appointing three members at this time, the commission will be at full membership and able to continue to meet and provide recommendations to the City Council.
2) Table the action to allow for further discussion or expand the list of candidates.
Community Benefits and Considerations:
The City's boards, commissions, and committees were created to foster public participation and input and to encourage Flagstaff citizens to take an active role in city government.
Community Involvement:
INFORM: The vacancies are posted on the City's website and individual recruitment and mention of the openings by Board members and by City staff have occurred, informing others of these vacancies through word of mouth.
Parks and Recreation Commission Authority


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