DRYDEN RECREATION AND YOUTH COMMISSION
The commission meets at 7:00 PM on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Check the Town of Dryden calendar at http://dryden.ny.us/information/calendar/ for meeting information.
The mission of the Dryden Recreation and Youth Commission is to provide a high quality of life for all town residents by assisting in facilitating opportunities to participate in healthy and satisfying recreation and leisure activities and by supporting and increasing access for town youth to programs that build skills, confidence, leadership, and supportive relationships with peers and adults.
The Commission also acts as an advisory body to the Recreation Department and Town Board as well as a liaison to the community, Dryden Central School District, the Villages of Dryden and Freeville, and Tompkins County.
David Peck, Chair (2023)
Joanne Holland, Co-Vice Chair (2022)
Rhonda Kowalski, Co-Vice Chair (2021)
Diane Pamel (2021)
Ron Szymanski (2021)
Alice Green (2022)
Claudia Haferkemp-Wise (2023)
Marty Conger, Recreation Director, Town of Dryden
Kate Shanks-Booth, Tompkins County Youth Services Department
Athena Steinkraus, Rural Youth Services (Cornell Cooperative Extension)
Town Board Liaisons:
Leonardo Vargas-Mendez, alternate
Interested in filling a current or future vacancy on the commission? Download and complete a volunteer application. Return it to the Town Clerk by email or US mail at: 93 E Main St, Dryden, NY 13053.
Enacting Legislation: Recreation and Youth Commission Local Law
DRYC 2015 Report to Town Board (presented June 2015)
Click here to view Conceptual Designs of the Town of Dryden Community Park: Park Designs
Some Meeting Minutes are available on-line.
*Note that the former Recreation Commission and former Youth Commission merged in 2013 to form the new Dryden Recreation and Youth Commission. Some documents posted on this site from past years will reflect work done by either the Recreation Commission (DRC) or Youth Commission (DYC).