Board of Park & Recreation Commissioners

Per Kansas statutes, JCPRD is governed by a seven-member, policy-making Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) of Johnson County, Kansas.  In addition, a member of the BOCC serves as an ex officio member of the JCPRD Board.  All Board members must be qualified voters of and reside within Johnson County, Kansas.  Terms of office are for three-year periods and are staggered so that a majority of the members have experience on the Board. The Board elects its officers from its own members annually.

MEETINGS

All JCPRD Board and Board committee meetings are announced in advance on the JCPRD website.  Meeting agendas, agenda packets, Board Reports, and Board meeting handouts are also available on JCPRD's website prior to meetings and for at least one calendar year following the meeting.

Regular Board Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • JCPRD Administration Building Boardroom
    Shawnee Mission Park
    7900 Renner Road
    Shawnee Mission, KS 66219-9723

Public attendance is welcome. Please telephone the Administration Manager at 913-826-3405 or email at [email protected] in advance to be put on the Board's agenda or if an accommodation is desired.

Regular Board Meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled at the direction of the Board Chair or three Board members.  All changes will be announced on the JCPRD website.

Special Board Meetings

The Board may meet in special session.  All Special Board Meetings are announced in advance on the JCPRD website.

Board Committee Meetings

The Board may meet for discussion purposes as a committee of all Board members or as Board Chair-appointed committees (listed below).  Board committees are comprised of three alternating Board members plus the Board Chair, who serves as an ex officio member of all committees.  

-- Committee of the Whole - as needed (all Board members meeting as a committee)

-- Administrative Services (ASV) Committee (same members and meeting times as CUL/REC Committee meetings) - 5:30 p.m., Mondays of the week prior to the third Wednesday of each month (Regular Board Meeting).

-- Culture (CUL) Committee - (same members and meeting times as ASV/REC Committee meetings) - 5:30 p.m., Mondays of the week prior to the third Wednesday of each month (Regular Board Meeting).

-- Parks & Golf Courses (PGC) Committee - (same members and meeting times as SOE Committee meetings) - 5:30 p.m., Mondays of the week prior to the third Wednesday of each month (Regular Board Meeting).

-- Recreation (REC) Committee - (same members and meeting times as ASV/CUL Committee meetings) - 5:30 p.m., Mondays of the week prior to the third Wednesday of each month (Regular Board Meeting).

-- Safety & Outdoor Education (SOE) Committee - (same members and meeting times as PGC Committee meetings) - 5:30 p.m., Mondays of the week prior to the third Wednesday of each month (Regular Board Meeting).

All Board committee meetings are announced in advance on the JCPRD website and are subjected to change or cancellation.  

Agendas, Minutes & Audio Recordings

Agendas and support materials, when available, are posted on the JCPRD website prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Note: The proceedings of Regular and Special Board Meetings are recorded in audio format to serve in support of the official minutes of the meetings, which are maintained for record in the Administration Department files. These recordings are available on the JCPRD website shortly following the meeting.  Audio recordings are not made for Board committee meetings.

Responsibilities

The board is the public authority responsible for the district's policy-making functions.