Dryden Recreation Commission (DRC)
Staff Liaison: Melissa Bianconi, Recreation Director
Meetings are open to the public and held the 4th Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 pm.
Meetings are usually held at the Dryden Community Cafe, 1 West Main Street, Dryden, NY 13053
Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 23, 7 pm, Dryden Town Hall. Must Have Play will be presenting the first draft of plans to update the parks in the Village of Freeville
Wendy Martin, Chair (2012) Community Association Member
Steven Meyer (2012)
Monica Armstrong (2012)
Jeff Humphrey (2013)
Sharon Todd, Secretary (2013)
Larry Hinkle (2013)
Vicki Wilkins (2014)
Billie Downs, Dryden Central School Liaison (June 2012)
The DRC consists of 9 members appointed by the Town Board. Seven (7) members serve 3 year terms. The 8th member is appointed to represent the Town’s community associations and serves a 1 year term. The 9th member (and an alternate to this position) is appointed from the faculty, staff or administration from Dryden Central School and also serves a 1 year term, however, this 1 year term runs with the school year and expires in June each year.
Members are expected to attend, volunteer and/or work at a minimum of four (4) Recreation Department community events/programs annually.
The Town of Dryden Recreation Commission (DRC), in conjunction with the Town of Dryden Recreation Department, will strive to improve the quality of life for all residents by facilitating the opportunity to participate in healthy and satisfying recreation and leisure activities.
- To foster a sense of community among all residents;
- To foster a partnership between the community and Town Board in an effort to ensure that offerings are developed to meet community needs; and to act in an advisory capacity to the Town Board on recreation matters;
- To research and secure, if applicable, additional recreation facilities and open spaces;
- To strive to provide safe, well-maintained, and attractive recreational facilities and open spaces;
- To provide guidance for the Recreation DIrector;
- To develop and maintain criteria and qualifications for the Recreation Director and to make hiring recommendations to the Town Board;
- To increase public awareness of leisure opportunities and their benefits through meetings, clinics and programs, brochures, websites, and other media;
- To establish a foundation of information and to explore alternative funding sources, especially grant writing;
- To promote the preservation and protection of the natural environment.
(As of June 5, 2006)
Enacting legislation for the DRC
Some Meeting Minutes are available online.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 Created Wednesday, 16 April 2008
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