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.

Desirable Characteristics and Qualifications for Committee Members (per staff liaison)

  • User of the City’s park and recreational facilities or participate in our City programs
Number of Members  11 Members:
Councilmembers (1)
Citizen Members (10)

Amber Lee Becher

Ann Bidwell Hyzer

Harold Combs

Shane Griffith

Kristin Mickelson

Andrew Paull

Brad Reents, Ice Skating Representative

Patricia Thornton

Katie Udell - Chairperson

Wendy Weiss

Paul Benson, 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