Commission Goal Status
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The Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC) is overseen by a five-member elected Parks Commission. The goal of the Parks Commission is to provide and promote recreational opportunities and to preserve and maintain public lands. Learn about the Commission Goal Status.


The Parks & Recreation Commission has the power to adopt by-laws, rules and regulations for the proper conduct of public recreation in the City. The Commission coordinates recreational facilities now within the City, or hereafter to be constructed or created. The Commission shall have the power to conduct any form of recreation or cultural activity that will employ the leisure time of the people of Ashland and vicinity in a constructive and wholesome manner.

Commission Meetings take place the 4th Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers, 1175 E Main Street. The meetings are broadcast live on RVTV. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administratorís office at 541.488.6002 (TTY phone number 1.800.735.2900).  Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting (28CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title I). Beginning April 15, 2014, City of Ashland televised meetings will occur on channel 180 for Charter subscribers. Ashland TV subscribers can continue viewing City meetings on channel 9.

Members are elected and serve 4-year terms. Email all Commissioners at once, or individually via their Bio Page. See links (names) below.


 Term Begin  Term End
Mike Gardiner / Position #3 Commissioner (2018 Chair)  01/28/2013  12/31/2018
Rick Landt / Position #5 Commissioner
Jim Lewis / Position #2 Commissioner
Matt Miller / Position #4 Commissioner  01/01/2015  12/31/2018
Joel Heller / Position #1 Commissioner  01/01/2017  12/31/2020
 Susan Dyssegard / Executive Assistant (Staff)  N/A  N/A
 Michael A. Black / Parks & Recreation Director (Staff Liaison)  N/A  N/A

Visit the APRC home page or call 541.488.5340 for more information.
Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission

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