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Park and Recreation Commission


PURPOSE:  The Park and Recreation Commission shall govern, manage, promote, control, improve, and care for public parks, recreation programs, facilities, and the urban forest of the city. 

POWERS AND DUTIES:  The Park and Recreation Commission shall have the powers and duties prescribed in Municipal Code 1.50 in accordance with §27.08 and §27.10, Wis. Stats.

STRUCTURE:  The Parks and Recreation Commission shall consist of seven (7) members, including one (1) alderperson and six (6) citizen members.

TERMS:  The members of the Park and Recreation Commission shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the Common Council at the organizational meeting.   The alderperson member will be appointed for a one (1) year term and the citizen members for three (3) year staggered terms.


Chairman:  Mike Staral

Name                                                                     Tenure    

Steve Hoogester, Alderperson                         2018 2020 
Michael Staral, Chairman                                 2008 – 2020
Allen Carter                                                         2014 – 2022
Michael Chevalier                                              2018 – 2022
   (fulfilling Jenifer Koebel's term)
Meghann Kennedy                                            2019  2021
    (Fulfilling Jennifer Koehn's term)
Michael Weston
   (fulfilling John Wagner's term)                    2018 – 2020
James White                                                     1982  -  2021

Contact Information:

Jay Shambeau
City of West Bend
1115 S. Main Street
West Bend, WI  53095





West Bend City Hall
1115 S. Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095
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