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Board Information

7 members 2 School District Representatives

Source of Authority
Code of Ordinances, Section 2-9

Meeting Information
The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. the first Monday, monthly. Meetings are held at The Center of Clayton located at 50 Gay Ave.

Call 314-290-8516 for information.

Refer also to Clayton's Meeting Guidelines.


Ira Berkowitz, Chair

David LaGesse
Jeanne Most
Beck Patel
Eric Schneider
Mark Stapleton
Melanie Tamsky

Darryl Higuchi, Board of Education Representative
Jane Klamer, Board of Education Representative

Michelle Harris, Aldermanic Representative
Cynthia Garnholz, Aldermanic Representative

Patty DeForrest, City Staff Liaison
Denise Ucinski, City Staff Liaison

Parks and Recreation Commission

Roles and Duties
The Charter of the City of Clayton provides that the Parks & Recreation Commission consist of seven members. In addition, the Board of Education of the Clayton School District is requested to recommend two of its members as additional members of the Commission, and if recommended, these two members are appointed to the Commission.

The Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Aldermen in matters pertaining to parks and public recreation.

The Commission shall:

  1. assist in the planning and development of recreation programs and programs designed to safeguard and promote the welfare of the youth and other citizens of the community;
  2. promote and stimulate public interest therein; and
  3. solicit to the fullest extent possible the cooperation of school authorities and public and private agencies.

The Board of Aldermen appoints the Commission members who serve three-year terms. The Chair is appointed by the Board of Aldermen and is appointed for a one-year term.

The Director of Parks & Recreation serves as staff liaison. The Administrative Assistant to the Director of Parks & Recreation performs clerical duties and maintains the files for the Parks & Recreation Commission as needed.

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