Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Dryden Town Hall the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7PM.
*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).
Enacting Legislation for the DRYC: Recreation and Youth Commission Local Law
DRYC 2015 Report to Town Board (presented June 2015)
The DRYC is responsible for allocating funds to Youth Development programs that serve youth in the Town of Dryden. Please check back here in the early fall for a 2015 application.
The DRYC is also responsible for allocating Dryden Community Grant funds. These funds support program and infrastructure projects at community centers and community oriented organization all over the town of Dryden. The 2014 cycle is now open, please click here for details:2015 DRYC Annual Report 2015 Community Grants 2014 DRYC Annual Report 2014 Community Grants 2012 DYC Annual Report
2013 DRYC Annual Report
2013 DRYC Funded Programs
2014 DRYC Funded Programs
David Peck, Chair (2023) Joanne Holland, Co-Vice Chair (2022) Rhonda KowalskCo-Vice Chair (2021)
Diane Pamel (2021) Marty Conger (2023) Alice Green (2022) Claudia Haferkemp-Wise (2023)
Ron Szymanski (2021)
Andrew Pierce, Recreation Supervisor, Town of Dryden
Kate Shanks-Booth, Tompkins County Youth Services Department
Shelley Lester, Rural Youth Services (Cornell Cooperative Extension)
Town Board Liaisons:
Loren Sparling (Leonardo Vargas-Mendez, Alternate)
The goal 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 supporting and increasing access of 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, and as a liaison to the community, Dryden Central School District, the Villages of Dryden and Freeville and Tompkins County.
Click here to view Conceptual Designs of the Town of Dryden Community Park: Park Designs
Some Meeting Minutes are available on-line.