City of Boise Seeking Parks and Recreation Commission Opening Applicants

June 22, 2020

Applications are now being accepted from Boise residents and anyone living within the area of city impact who are interested in filling one open position on the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission. The commission reviews matters pertaining to the planning, development, improvement, beautification, equipping and maintenance of Boise public parks, playgrounds, urban forestry, recreation facilities, programming and open space.

The board of commissioners represent a cross section of the Boise community. They serve as an advisory body to Mayor Lauren McLean and the Boise City Council on parks and recreation issues within the City of Boise.

With eight voting members, plus one student member, the commission was designed to represent, as much as possible, the diverse spectrum of people who enjoy all that Boise has to offer.

Geographic diversity, as well as expertise and experience in areas relevant to the commission’s purpose, will be considered in the appointment process for this opening on the commission. Residents with backgrounds or experience in recreation programming, urban planning and development, environmental education, community engagement, outdoor advocacy or related fields are encouraged to apply.

Meeting frequency: The commission meets once each month. Parks and Recreation Commission meetings are typically held the third Thursday of the month, starting at 4 p.m. Commission members must be residents of the City of Boise and will serve a three-year term.

Please email cover letter and resume to The deadline for applicants to be considered for this commission opening is July 14th.

Contact: Mayor's Office Media Relations

(208) 972-8520 |

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