Parks and Recreation Commission

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Established by resolution, the Parks & Recreation Commission is responsible for the recreational needs of all citizens, and shall promote supervised public recreation within the City. Consists of seven (7) members: five (5) at large members, one (1) representative from Manhattan Beach Unified School District, and one (1) student representative, who meet on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00 PM.

Parks and Recreation Commissioners

Seat Member Original Term
Appointment
Current Term Expires
1. Member At-Large Suzanne Karger 6/1/16

5/31/19

5/31/22

2. M.B. Unified School
District Nominee
Bruce Greenberg
7/5/17
5/31/20
3. Member At-Large Ken Weiner 6/1/17 5/31/20
4. Member At-Large Steven Nicholson 6/1/18 5/31/21
5. Older Adult Laurie McCarthy
6/1/19

5/31/21***

6. Member At-Large J.J. Turkmany, Jr. 6/1/16 5/31/19
5/31/22
7. Student Representative Genevieve Jackson
6/1/19 5/31/20

 

Email All Parks and Recreation Commission Members

  • Meets 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.
  • Staff Liaison: Mark Leyman, Parks and Recreation Director, (310) 802-5403
  • Members serve 3 year terms. They may serve a maximum of two terms (6 years).
  • Seat 7, Mira High School Student, member serves a maximum of one year.

** Members appointed to fill a vacancy with less than 18 months remaining in the term are automatically reappointed to a three-year term without additional Council action.

*** If a vacant seat had 18 months or more remaining in its original term, the member would complete the original term and then be eligible for reappointment to one succeeding three-year term.

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