Parks & Recreation Committee

The Parks and Recreation Committee advises the City Council and Planning Commission on issues related to Hermiston’s physical parks and recreational facilities and programs. Members gather public input, review and recommend policies, operational and capital budget needs, as well as potential indoor and outdoor recreational spaces and programs for the community, to include acquisition, design, development, maintenance and promotions of all parks and recreation projects to the City Council to maximize the use and quality of local facilities and programs.

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The committee meets with representatives from the City Council and Parks and Recreation Department on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center, with the exception of August and December.  Meeting minutes and agendas are available online.

Committee Members

3-year terms running from November 1st to October 31st for period specified.

Position Member Name Term Expires
Position #1 Jeffrey Kelso October 31, 2021
Position #2 Larry Usher October 31, 2021
Position #3 Gary Thompson October 31, 2021
Position #4 Carlisle Harrison October 31, 2022
Position #5 Erica Juarez October 31, 2022
Position #6 Mike Frink October 31, 2022
Position #7 Vacant October 31, 2023

City Representatives

  • Jackie Myers and Lori Davis, Council Representatives
  • Larry Fetter, Parks and Recreation Director
  • Brandon Artz, Recreation Supervisor
  • Gina Wicks, Administrative Assistant