Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is to consider all major proposals and propositions for the construction, reconstruction and improvement of public parks and recreation facilities including the acquisition of land for park purposes, the acquisition of major recreational equipment and facilities, and the institution of new programs in the recreational system, and to make recommendations on these items to the City Commission.

The board is comprised of seven members, of which two are members of the USD 383 Board of Education and serve concurrent with their terms on the Board of Education. Members are appointed by the governing body.

Staff Liaison

Aaron Stewart, Director of Parks and Recreation
Email Aaron Stewart

Additional Information
Interested in being a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board?


The board meets the first Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.


  • Karla Hagemeister, Chair (USD 383)
    • Term expires: 06/30/25
  • Sue Maes, Vice Chair
    • Term expires: 06/30/26
  • Ed Klimek
    • Term expires: 06/30/24
  • Joe Knopp
    • Term expires: 06/30/27
  • Nicholas Lander
    • Term expires: 06/30/27
  • Dave Schafer
    • Term expires: 06/30/25
  • Christine Weixelman (USD 383)
    • Term expires: 06/30/27