Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee

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The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee is an eleven-member committee consisting of nine citizen members, one citizen representing the ice skating community, and one Councilmember. The Committee is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to the Parks & Recreation Divisions and the City Administration on matters concerning planning, development, operation, maintenance, and promotion of the programs, facilities, and parks based upon the community's needs and interest. The Parks & Recreation Divisions staff the committee.
Number of Members  11 Members:
Councilmembers (1)
Citizen Members (10)

Robert Baker 

Amber Lee Becher

Paul Benson

Ann Bidwell Hyzer

Harold Combs 

Vanesa Draves

Andrew Paull

Brad Reents, Ice Skating Representative

David Schollmeier

Katie Udell 

Paul Williams, Councilmember

Term of Office Councilmember (1 year)
Citizen Members (3 years)
Commencement of Term First Monday of May each year 
Appointment by Whom

Council President


The Council President will take into consideration the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Appointments when appointing citizen members to this committee.

Approval or Confirmation by Common Council
Residency Requirements of Citizen Members  Council Policy 86 indicates preference for residents, non-residents that own a business in Janesville or non-residents that own property in Janesville, but non-residents may be appointed. In addition, no more than 30% of the committee's membership may be non-residents.
Duties and Responsibilities Advises and makes recommendations to Parks & Recreation Divisions (CPS #49).
To What Authority Do They Report Through City Manager to City Council
When Meetings are Held 6 times a year minimum/as business may require (2nd Tuesday every other month)
Who Calls Meetings Chairperson
Responsibility for Minutes Parks & Recreation Staff
Location of Filed Minutes Parks & Recreation Divisions