Parks, Art, Recreation, Culture, and Streetscapes (PARCS) Board

Established


The new PARCS Board was established in June 2014, with City Council adoption of Ordinance No. 1963. The new board will be effective following the application process and Council appointments later this fall.

Duties and Responsibilities


The City Council vision for the Parks, Art, Recreation, Culture, and Streetscapes (PARCS) Board is to create a board to provide input, feedback and advice on projects and programs to enrich the visual and aesthetic environment of the City and to advise on other matters relating to long term goals and objectives for parks, recreation and cultural activities, streetscape and urban forestry programs, to ensure an environment where all citizens could share and enjoy the full diversity and vitality by:
  • Building cultural arts programs and related parks and facilities that are recognized for distinctive appearance of art in public places, outstanding functionality and collaborative leadership in the cultural arts sector;
  • Understanding users as our customers and their needs to enhance the overall quality of life for our customers by providing leisure, and cultural services while preserving, conserving and promoting our natural and resources. and a system that ensures that all citizens and visitors have an opportunity to experience the finest in parks, recreation, art and culture; and
  • Engaging public art as a major attraction for our citizens, artists, cultural tourism, and economic development;

Board Member Qualifications


Members should be persons who possess skills and qualifications useful to parks, art, recreation, culture, and streetscapes in the city; represent various community sectors; and have professional expertise or one or more of the following backgrounds:
  • Parks, Arts or Recreation User/Advocate;
  • Landscape Architect, Architect, Interior Designer, or Urban Planner;
  • Fine Arts Professional or Educator;
  • Arts or Architecture Historian, Administrator, or Curator;
  • Business or Education Leader/Philanthropist

Current Parks and Recreation Advisory Board


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Membership


Nine residents of the city appointed to serve one-year term.
Members
Position
Term Expiring
Barbara Brescian
Chair
September 30, 2017
Stewart Jacobson
Vice Chair
September 30, 2017
Sonal Bhuchar
1 Year Term Member
September 30, 2017
Betty Caveny
1 Year Term Member
September 30, 2017
Heather Guillen
1 Year Term Member
September 30, 2017
HoJin Lim
1 Year Term Member
September 30, 2017
Andy Phan
1 Year Term Member
September 30, 2017
Tracy Pipes
1 Year Term Member
September 30, 2017
Joan Maresh-Hansen
1 Year Term Member
September 30, 2017
The 2016 applications will be accepted up to 5:00 p.m., July 20, 2016. All applications must be submitted electronically through the city website “Serve Sugar Land Volunteer Opportunities:

It is recommended that you SAVE your application responses in a word-type document and cut and paste the responses into the application. Go to Get Involved!, Boards and Commissions, fill out application (click on Planning and Zoning Commission in drop down menu) and submit. For complete information on the Boards and Commissions application, their website.