Recreation Advisory Committee

About the Recreation Advisory Committee

Purpose

The 9 member Recreation Advisory Committee (RAC) advises the Recreation Director, City Council, Mayor, and City Manager on matters related to the planning and development of recreational programming, properties and facility maintenance needs, future acquisition of properties or facilities, and offer suggestions for development of new recreational opportunities. 

Powers

Advisory to the Recreation Director, City Council and City Manager

Obligation

The Recreation Advisory Committee (RAC) will serve in an advisory role and primary obligations include:

RAC members should be knowledgeable and understand the recreational properties, facilities, and programming offered by the City and the Recreation Department. 

RAC members should be knowledgeable of the City of Charlevoix Recreation Master Plan.

 RAC members serve as a sounding board of the community, giving input and feedback to the Recreation Director regarding what programs are offered, what fees are charged, what policies are implemented and what procedures are used.

The RAC serves as ambassador and communicator to the community by assisting in the promotion of existing programs, facilities, and recreational opportunities.

RAC members serve as advisors and supporters on grant writing requests and assist with lobbying granting agencies or organizations for funding. 

RAC members may be asked serve as volunteers for programs, special events, or future recreational opportunities.

RAC members are encouraged to use existing recreational facilities and participate in a variety of recreational programs in Charlevoix.

Meetings

The Recreation Advisory Committee meets quarterly.  Meetings are the second Wednesday of March, June, September, and December.

Meeting times are at 6:00 PM, held in City Hall.

Membership

Nine members consisting of 7 adult members (1-3 Township Residents with remaining members City Residents), 2 student members (most senior has voting rights).

Appointment

Mayor, confirmed by City Council

Term

7 adult members three year term; 2 student members one year term

Compensation

None

Staff Liaison/Department

Kent Knorr, Recreation Director (231) 547-7183

Members

  • Steve Seely, Chair
    Term expires: December 2021
  • Brenda Bryan
    Term expires: December 2019
  • Abigail Cunningham
    Term expires: September 2019
  • Roger Gowell (Township)
    Term expires:  December 2021
  • Scott Kelly (Township)
    Term expires: December 2019


  • Sarah Matye
    Term expires: December 2021
  • Vacancy
    Term expires: December 2021
  • Jennifer Vollmer
    Term expires: December 2020

Committee Information

The committee was established on December 6, 2010. The member are made by Mayoral Appointment/Council Approval, with a three year term for adults and one year term for students. Six adult members (city residents), one adult member (township) and two student members, the most senior has voting rights.