Park Board

Members

  • Christa Emerson, President
  • Mark Hardwick, Vice-President
  • Martin Sonnenberg
  • Tim Warner
  • Kevin Cornett
  • Kay Magnetti
  • John Seibert, Director of Parks & Recreation

Responsibilities

Overall policy and management direction of the Valparaiso Parks and Recreation Department is provided by a six-member bipartisan board of park and recreation commissioners (four city of Valparaiso residents and two Center Township residents) appointed by the mayor for staggered four-year terms. 

Following provisions of Indiana statutes, the board:

  • Acquires and improves property 
  • Adopts new programs 
  • Approves budget revenues and expenditures 
  • Establishes management policy and regulations 
  • Passes bond issues 
  • Provides a public venue for community debate and input 

Meeting Details

  • 6:00 PM CST (NEW Time)
  • Fourth Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted below)
  • Forest Park Golf Course Welter Room 1155 Sheffield Dr. Valparaiso, IN 46385 
  • Virtual Meetings are held using Microsoft Teams. For login information, please contact Helene Pierce

Meeting Schedule

  • January 26, 2021 (Virtual)
  • February 23, 2021 (Virtual) 
  • March 30, 2021
  • April 27,2021
  • May 25, 2021
  • June 22, 2021
  • July 27, 2021
  • August 24, 2021
  • September 28, 2021
  • October 26,2021
  • November 23, 2021
  • December 14, 2021