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Committees & Regional Groups

These groups provide opportunities for engagement and leadership positions on specific regions of Michigan and on specific parks and recreation topics. Contact the listed chairpersons for more information about a group. Meeting dates are posted at www.mparks.org/events.

Committees

Ways and Means Committee Chair
Eric Sheffer
President
Penchura, LLC
889 Old US 23
Brighton, MI 48114
Phone: 810.229.6245 / Fax: 810.229.6256

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Governance Committee Chair
Emily Stevens, CPRPP
Manager of Leisure Services
Lansing Parks and Recreation Department
200 N. Foster St.
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: 517.483.6074

Public Policy Committee Chair
Arnold Weinfeld
Director, Urban Policy Initiatives University Outreach and Engagement
Michigan State University
219 S. Harrison Rd., Room 93
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517.355.4572

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair
Lisa Bryant
Director
1201 Livernois
Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: 248.544.6767

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers


WIRED (Women In Recreation Education & Development Sub-Committee)
Angela Dove
Director
Haslett Community Education
1590 Franklin St.
Haslett, MI 48840
Phone: 517.339.8155

mParks Staff Contact: Tina Nowakowski

Awards Sub-Committee Chair
Chad Stevens, CPRP
Director
DeWitt Area Recreation Authority
1401 W. Herbison Rd.
DeWitt, MI 48820
Phone: 517.482.1293

mParks Staff Contact: Tina Nowakowski


Hall of Fame Sub-Committee Chair
Jon LaFever, CPRP
Deputy Director
Lansing Parks & Recreation
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton, MI 48188
Phone: 734.394.5460

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Professional Development Committee Chair
Stephanie Mackey
Business Development Representative for Organizational Development
Oakland County Parks
Grawn Field Office
2800 Watkins Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: 248.431.1268

2020 Conference & Trade Show Chair
Michelle Koppin
Assistant Superintendent
Livonia Parks & Recreation
15100 Hubbard St.
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: 734/466.2410

Certification Chair
Jennifer Tucker, CPRP
Executive Director
West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation
4640 Walnut Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 4832
Phone: 248.451.1906

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe



Networks & Focus Areas

Park Resources Focua Area Chair
Brad Brenske, CPSI
Park Operation Supervisor
St. Clair County Parks & Recreation
200 Grand River Avenie, Suite 107
Port Huron, MI 48060/> Phone: 810.989.6960

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Trails Focua Area Chair
Tim Morgan, CPRP
Director
Ingham County Parks Department
121 E. Maple
Mason, MI 48854
Phone: 517.676.2233

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Facilities Focua Area Chair
Bradley Chiasson
Canton Leisure Services
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton, MI 48188
Phone: 734.394.5467

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Health & Wellness Focus Area Chair
Ken Grybell II
Director of Recreation
Brighton Community Education
850 Spencer Street
Brighton, MI 48116
Phone: 810.299.4132


Archery Focus Area Chair
Bryan Farmer, CPRP
Deputy Director
Farmington Hills Special Services
28600 W. Eleven Mile
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: 248.473.1805

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Aquatics Focus Area Chair
Nicole Gerhart, AFO
Recreation Supervisor
Grosse Pointe Woods
20025 Mack Plaza
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Phone: 313.343.2408

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Programming Focus Area Chair
Jeff Johns, CPRP
Recreation Programmer
Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors
6483 Waldon Center Dr.
Clarkston, MI 48346
Phone: 248.625.8223

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Adaptive (TR) Focus Area Chair
Nicole Messina, CTRS
Senior Adult Facilities Coordinator
Southfield Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 2055
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: 248.796.4611 / Fax: 248.796.46053

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Directors Focus Area Chair
Jeff Muck, CPRP
Director
Novi Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
45175 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Novi MI 48375
Phone: 248.347.0400

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Youth & Teen Focus Area Chair
Mandy Mullins
Recreation Coordinator
Auburn Hills Recreation Department
1827 N. Squirrel Rd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 248.370.9353 / Fax: 248.370.9357
mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

New Professionals Focus Area Chair
Ethan Engel
Athletic Coordinaot
Livonia Parks & Recreation
15100 Hubbard St.
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: 734.466.2414

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Past Presidents Focus Area Chair
Stu Alderman
Executive Director
Grosse Pointe Neighborhood Club
17150 Waterloo
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Phone: 313.885.4600 / Fax: 313.457.2457

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Marketing Focus Area Chair
TBD

mParks Staff Contact: Tina Nowakowski

mParks Foundation President
Ron Davis
Director
Oxford Township Parks & Recreation
20 W. Burdick, PO Box 170
Oxford, MI 48371
Phone: 248.628.1720

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Student Focus Area Chair
Kevin Troshak
Recreation & Cultural Arts Supervisor
Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority
925 W. Grand River
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: 517.579.2861

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers




Regional Groups

Coverage area is Oakland and Livingston counties, and Highland Park.

President
John Haney, CPRP
Recreation Program Supervisor
Oakland County Parks & Recreation
2800 Watkins Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: 248.858.7759

Coverage area is southern and mid-Michigan.

President
Lee Miller, CPRP
Director
Delta Township Parks & Recreation
7710 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: 517.816.8213

Coverage area is Macomb county and northeastern area of Metro Detroit.

President
Nicole Gerhart
Recreation Supervisor
City of Grosse Pointe Woods
20025 Mack Plaza
Grosse Pointe Woods MI 48236
Phone: 313.343.2408

Coverage area is downriver Detroit area.

President
Amy Walker
Recreation Supervisor
Livonia Parks and Recreation
15100 Hubbard
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: 734.466.2410

Coverage area is all of northern Michigan.

President
Kristine Erickson
Director
Grand Traverse County
1213 W. Civic Center Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231.922.4818

Coverage area is all of West Michigan.

Contact
Darrin Duistermars
Director
Holland Charter Township
353 N 120th St
PO Box 8127 Holland, MI 49422
616.395.0178