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Meetings:

Meetings held the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. (currently via Zoom).  All meetings posted on bulletin board at City Hall, 109 E. Broadway, Ashland, Missouri.

Contact:

Leslie Martin, Administrative Assistant
Office: (573) 657-2091
adminassistant2@ashlandmo.us

The Parks and Recreation Board serves as an advisory board to the City of Ashland Board of Aldermen. Board members are appointed by the Board of Aldermen. Besides advising the Board of Aldermen, board members plan recreation activities and events for Ashland residents and visitors, promote Ashland parks and events, and prepare an annual parks budget. Those interested in serving on the Parks and Recreation Board can contact the Mayor. 

City of Ashland Code Chapter 25 establishes guidelines for the Park Board. Members are appointed from the City at large at the pleasure of the Board of Aldermen. Their duties include advising the Board of Aldermen on matters pertaining to the City parks and public recreation. The board is responsible for planning recreational activities, promoting and stimulating public interest in City Recreational programs, managing, controlling, maintaining all parks, parkways, playgrounds, recreational centers, camps, buildings and facilities, preparing an annual budget, carrying out all business of the Parks and Recreation Board in a manner that is complimentary to the City, advise the Board of Aldermen on recommended rules and regulations pertaining to the use of park facilities and equipment. The Park Board also maintains a private donation fund (501C) to be used for the enhancement of the Cities recreational facilities. The voters approved a ½-cent tax for park and storm water in 2018. The City of Ashland began receiving disbursement from this tax in October of 2018.

Parks and Recreation Board Members:
Name Affiliation Position Email
Tracy Banning Resident Chair tracy@angellinsurance.com
Amy Banning Resident Member amyb093@yahoo.com
Marsha Lessley Resident Member mlessley@jesholdings.com
David Mars Resident Member dmarzinsky@gmail.com
Brian Sapp Resident Vice Chair bksapp777@gmail.com
Elisabeth Sobczak Resident Member emsobczak@me.com
Marcy Wood Resident Member brandcartmom@yahoo.com
Anthony Vaughn Resident Member anth3214@gmail.com
Jamie Davis  Resident Member davisj0324@gmail.com

Link to Agenda and Meeting Minutes
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