Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission

Mission


The Commission shall act in an advisory role to the Board of Supervisors on matters pertaining to parks and recreation. The concept of a recreational program, set forth by the National Recreation Association in a survey made shortly after the Commissions formation, indicated that the County Parks Department could best serve the people of Maricopa County by providing a regional park system, leaving the responsibility for organized neighborhood recreation to the various communities in which the neighborhood might be located.

Meetings


Regular meetings are held a minimum of six times per year with a new schedule set at the beginning of each calendar year. Meeting start times, dates and location can be found at http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/about-us/commission-meetings-agendas-minutes/

Current Members

Representation Member Current Term
District 1 Denise Merdon 01/17/2018 - 12/31/2019
District 2 Thomas Rhoades 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
District 3 Eric Mears
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
District 4 Dr. Robert Branch 02/07/2018 - 12/31/2019
District 5 Isabel Chavez 01/30/2019 - 12/31/2020
At-Large
​Chairman Nominee
Jack Stapley 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
At-Large
​Parks Professional
Megha Budruk 01/1/2018 - 12/31/2019
  1. Member Qualifications
  2. Duties & Powers
  3. Formation Authority

Member Qualifications


A.R.S. §11-934:
  1. If the county board of supervisors elects to supervise and control county parks and recreation programs, the board of supervisors shall appoint a parks and recreation advisory commission to advise the board in matters relating to county parks and recreation programs.