The Parks & Trails Commission consists of 2 members from each ward and up to 2 at-large members. All members have equal voting rights. All terms are 2-year, renewable terms.
Alderman Lynn Wright (Chairman), Ward 1
Jack Dunning, (Regular Member), Ward 1
Christi Moses (Regular Member), Ward 1
Alyson S. Barclay (At Large Member), Ward 1
Adam Baer (Regular Member), Ward 2
Karen McKnight (Regular Member), Ward 2
Laura Chaney (At Large Member), Ward 3
Stephanie Petersen (Regular Member), Ward 3
Meg Johnson (Regular Member), Ward 4
Steve Korbecki (Regular Member), Ward 4
Responsibilities The Parks & Trails Commission serves as an advisory board to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen on issues concerning the parks system as it relates to the quality of life for residents and property values within the City of Town and Country. The parks system consists of designated areas of green space, recreation and trails to facilitate pedestrian and bicycle traffic to, from between and within the park lands.
Responsibilities and duties of the Parks & Trails Commission shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
1.Recommend improvements for existing parks regarding maintenance, plantings, features and attractions.
2.Advise on the development and design of a trail system to promote safe community mobility, exercise and recreation.
3.Assess undeveloped and underdeveloped green spaces within the City that may be considered appropriate for park and open space preserves and make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen for acquisition of such.
4.Work closely with the City government, staff and other commissions regarding the development, use and maintenance of or any changes to the parks system. Advise on aspects such as landscaping, planting, weed and erosion control, upkeep of trails, signage and any activities within the parks system.