Recreation, Cultural & Community Services Advisory Commission

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2nd Thursday in the odd months - 7:00p.m.  

Novato City Hall Council Chambers, 901 Sherman Avenue

Staff Liaison:

Kevin Conklin, Deputy Director


The function and purpose of the Commission is to advise the City Council on all matters relating to the practices and policies of the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department: Recreational Programs, Activities, Services and Events, Cultural Programs, Activities, Services and Events, Cultural and Civic Arts, Recreational and Cultural Facility Needs, Capital Improvement Program for Parks and Facilities, Parkland Acquisition, Park Planning, Development and Renovation, Open Space Acquisition, Use, Management, Public Art Policies and Procedures, Program and Facility Partnerships, Facility Fee and Use Policies, Park Development Fees and Fees for Public Art, Community Strategic Plan and General Plan. (Five members shall be residents within City limits. Two members may live within the three zip code areas designated for Novato. Two high school members may serve as ex-officio.)

Authorization: Resolution 64-07
No. of Members:


Members are appointed by the City Council for two year terms that begin on September 1 each year. The City Council accepts applications year round for their Commissions, Committees and Boards. There will be an interview process prior to appointment.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Recreation, Cultural and Community Service Commission, please fill out the application (link below) and turn it into the City Clerks office. 

Tenure: 2 years.



Agendas & Minutes


   Commissioner/Name  Term Begins  Term Expires
   Betsy Ricketts  September 1, 2018  February 28, 2021
   Nancy Weber  September 1, 2018  February 28, 2021
   Suzanne Brown-Crow  September 1, 2017  February 29, 2020
   Patrick Giambalvo  September 1, 2017  February 29, 2020
   Ryan Bartling  September 1, 2017  February 29, 2020
   Dennis Bentley  September 1, 2017  February 29, 2020
   Rene Pouteau  September 1, 2017  February 29, 2020

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