City seeks to fill vacant parks and rec seat

The City of Gilroy is asking residents to apply for an open seat on its Parks and Recreation Commission.

The selected applicant will serve out the remainder of a four-year term set to expire in Dec. 2013, according to a city press release.

A seven-member commission, the parks and recreation board is responsible for advising city officials on matters pertaining to public parks, urban forestry and recreation, as well as items related to planning and programming. Regular meetings are 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month.

The City Council will interview applicants and make its appointment during a 6 p.m. meeting Monday, February 6 at City Hall, which is located at 7351 Rosanna Street.

Applications may be submitted by email, mail or in person, and must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, the city said. 

Residents can visit or call Recreation Director Maria De Leon at 846-0274 for more information.

Mailed applications should go to City Clerk Shawna Freels at City Hall.

The Council on Monday appointed community members to various other city boards and commissions:

Arts and Culture Commission

Dave Dunkle (term ending 12/31/12)

Richard Villalba-Navarette (term ending 12/31/15)

Bicycle Pedestrian Commission

Libby Lai (term ending 12/31/15)

Building Board of Appeals

David Marano (term ending 12/31/15)

Historic Heritage Committee

Bill Faus and Linda Williams (terms ending 12/31/13)

Housing Advisory Committee

David Marano and Jan Bernstein-Chargin (terms ending 12/31/13)

Library Commission

Joyce Cain Taylor (term ending 12/31/15)

Parks and Recreation Commission

Moe McHenry and Terri Berry (terms ending 12/31/15)

Physically Challenged Board of Appeals

Casey Estorga (term ending 12/31/15)

Planning Commission

Elizabeth Sanford and Christi Garcia (terms ending 12/31/15)

Public Art Committee

Judy Bozzo (term ending 12/31/13)


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