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  6.B.       
Meeting Date: 10/18/2022  
From: Stacy Fobar, Deputy City Clerk

Information
TITLE:
Consideration of Appointments:  Parks and Recreation Commission.
STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Make two appointments to terms expiring August 2025.
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 two available seats due to term expirations. 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 four applications on file for consideration by the Council, they are as follows:
  • Autumn Layden (new applicant)
  • Stephen Parsons (current commissioner)
  • Warren Stone (new applicant)
  • Linda Stricker (new applicant)
COUNCIL APPOINTMENT ASSIGNMENT: Councilmember McCarthy; Mayor Deasy
Financial Impact:
These are voluntary positions and there is no budgetary impact to the City of Flagstaff.
Policy Impact:
None
Connection to PBB Priorities/Objectives, Carbon Neutrality Plan & Regional Plan:
  • Foster community pride & civic engagement by increasing opportunities for public involvement, in line with best practices & legal requirements
  • Enhance community involvement, education & regional partnerships to strengthen the level of public trust
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
None
Options and Alternatives:
1) Appoint two Commissioners: By appointing two 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.
Attachments
Parks and Recreation Commission Authority


    

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