Board of Park Commissioners

The Board has maintenance control and responsibility over the real property and all improvements and buildings, along with all fixtures permanently affixed to such improvements and buildings, located in the parks of the City, including Hobart Arena, the Municipal Swimming Pool, the Senior Citizens Center and the Miami Shores Golf Club.

Governing Law: The Board of Park Commissioners is established in accordance with Section 933.01 of the Codified Ordinances and ORC Sections 755.14 and subsequent sections. 

Membership and Terms: Three Park Commissioners are appointed; each commissioner serves a term of three years. The board elects its own president and vice-president.

Appointment: All Park Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor.

Meeting Schedule: The Park Board meets on the First Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Agendas: Available here.


Name Term Began Term Expires
President Alan M. Kappers July 16, 1982 July 16, 2020
Vice-President Jordan Emerick Mar. 14, 2018 June 30, 2022
Secretary Susan M. Westfall July 24, 2017 July 16, 2021