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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- JENNIFER PROVENZANO

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

 President-Elect - Emily Stevens

Manager of Leisure Services
Lansing Parks and Recreation Dept.
200 N. Foster St.
Lansing, MI 48912
517.483.6074

 


Past pRESIDENT - JON LAFEVER

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

 

Secretary / Treasurer - Eric Sheffer

(1st of 2-year term)
Owner
Penchura, LLC
889 Old US-23
Brighton, MI 48114
810.229.6245

Director at Large - kelly hyer

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

Director at Large - Lori irwin

(1st of 2-year term)
Assistant Professor
Central Michigan University
1275 S. Franklin RPL Department
Finch Fieldhouse 107
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
989.774.1022

 

Presidential Appointment- environmental sustainability
conan smith

(1-year term)
President & CEO
Michigan Environmental Council
602 W. Ionia St.
Lansing, MI 48933
517.487.9539
 

Presidential Appointment - Health & Wellness
Linda Scarpetta

(1-year term)
Director
Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control, MDHHS
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909
517.335.8180