Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission

Meetings

Regular meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Common Council Chambers, 3rd floor, City Hall, 108 E. Green Street, 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.  If a meeting should fall on a nationally recognized holiday when city offices are closed, the meeting may take place the following Thursday at the same time and in the same location.

Agenda & Minutes

Agendas are available on the Thursday prior to the meeting.  Minutes are posted upon approval by the Commission.

Most Recent Agenda View Available Minutes 


Overview & Duties

The Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission is charged with providing Common Council and the appropriate committees thereof, the City’s quasi-judicial boards, and City staff with advisory research, public input, and analysis for matters related to:

  • Parks and open spaces, including the City Cemetery and Newman Municipal Golf Course, including public use and access to parks and open spaces for recreation and other purposes.
  • The conservation of the designated Natural Areas including public use and education. 
  • Trees and shrubs, and the maintenance thereof.
  • Waterways and waterfront, marinas, docks, boats, and boating.
  • The preservation, development, and use of the natural and physical features and conditions of the City so as to enhance the long-range value of the environment.
  • Environmental assessments and environmental impact statements for proposed actions.

The Commission is also charged with serving as a means of engaging in community outreach and receiving community input on the above-described subject matter in a manner consistent with the diversity, accessibility, and sustainability goals of the City and in conjunction with all appropriate Commissions, as necessary, to achieve such goals.

Members

  • Chair, Monika Roth
    Term to expire December 31, 2021
  • Daniel Hoffman
    Term to expire December 31, 2020
  • Thomas Shelley
    Term to expire December 31, 2020
  • Tyler Moeller
    Term to expire December 31, 2020
  • Stephanie Figary
    Term to expire December 31, 2020
  • Mark Darling
    Term to expire December 31, 2021
  • Scott Freyburger
    Term to expire December 31, 2021
  • Ellen Leventry
    Term to expire December 31, 2021
  • Emily Cotman
    Term to expire December 31, 2021
  • Graham Kerslick
    Common Council Liaison
  • Cynthia Brock
    Common Council Liaison

You can contact the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission at PRNR@cityofithaca.org