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Board of Directors

The Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks) Board of Directors is responsible for leading and governing our Association. Of its seven members, five are elected by the membership and two are appointed by the President upon approval of the Board. The Chief Executive Officer for the organization serves as an ex-officio member of the Board. Board members participate in 4-6 in-person meetings per year and interim conference calls as needed.

Board roles & Responsibilities

  • Determining the Association’s mission and purpose.
  • Ensuring effective long-term strategic planning exists to assure the Association remains relevant.
  • Ensuring adequate resources and internal controls exist for safeguarding the Association’s assets.
  • Determining, monitoring, and strengthening the Association’s programs/services, with attention to forecasting future needs of members and developing programs to address those needs.
  • Enhancing the image and public standing of the Association.
  • Enhancing the image and public standing of the parks and recreation industry.
  • Ensuring legal and ethical integrity and maintaining accountability.
  • Selecting, supporting, and assessing the performance of the Chief Executive Officer.

 

 

President - Jon LaFever

Deputy Director
Canton Leisure Services
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton, MI 48188
734.394.5460


 

PRESIDENT-elect - Jennifer provenzano

Recreation & Cultural Arts Supervisor
Canton Leisure Services
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton, MI 48188
734.394.5460

Past President - brett kaschinske

Director
Lansing Parks & Recreation
200 N. Foster
Lansing, MI 48912
517.483.4042

 

Secretary / Treasurer - Eric Sheffer

(2ndof 2-year term)
Owner
Penchura, LLC
889 Old US-23
Brighton, MI 48114
810.229.6245

Director at Large - kelly hyer

(1st of 2-year term)
Recreation Superintendent 
West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation
4640 Walnut Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI
248.451.1910
 

Director at Large - Laura Mortier

(2nd of 2-year term)
Recreation Specialist
Canton Leisure Services
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton, MI 48188
734.394.5460

 

Presidential Appointment- Placemaking
Arnold Weinfeld

(1-year term)
Director, Urban Policy Initiatives
University Outreach & Engagment
Michigan State University
219 S. Harrison Rd., Room 93
East Lansing, MI 48824
517.230.8071
 

Presidential Appointment - Health & Wellness
Myra M. Tetteh

(1-year term)
University of Michigan School of Public Health
430 Clair Pointe Woods Drive
Detroit MI 48215
313.402.7822