The Portage Park District currently has one opening on its five member governing Board of Commissioners. Park District Board members are appointed by Portage County Probate Court Judge Robert Berger who is seeking applications from interested Portage County residents. Board members are non-partisan and are appointed for a 3-year renewable term, to serve without pay. The Board meets regularly once a month, with additional special meetings scheduled as needed.
The Park District is a countywide government agency whose mission is to conserve Portage County’s natural heritage and provide opportunities for its appreciation and enjoyment. The Park District manages over 1,500 acres with five open parks and 14 miles of hike and bike trails across Portage County. The Park District recently adopted a ten-year Comprehensive Master Plan to guide operations and development. The District’s General Fund Budget is approximately $1.6 million/year, with revenues primarily generated from a 10-year property tax levy that was approved by voters in May, 2014; additional funds are received from private donations and grants.
Interested applicants should contact the Portage Park District at 330-297- 7728 or [email protected] to obtain an application package. For more information, contact Christine Craycroft, Executive Director at [email protected]. For more information about the Park District visit Portage Park District and find it on Facebook.