Recreation & Parks Advisory Board


  • 6:00 - 7:30p.m.      
  • First Wednesday of January, February, April, June, July, September and  November
  • Recreation and Parks Offices
    107 S. Fourth St.
    Denton, MD 21629

Meetings are open to the public unless closed under an applicable exception as stated in the Maryland Open Meetings Act (State Government article, §10-508).

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

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Damien RansomeMemberEast CountyFirst3/16/21 3/15/24
 Eugene W. BroadwaterMemberNorth County Second1/1/2112/31/25
Mike MannMemberat Largefirst4/12/2212/31/25
Elizabeth BealePlanning & CodesEx-OfficioN/AN/AN/A
Travis BreedingCounty CommissionerEx-OfficioN/AN/AN/A
Alouse JeanMemberAt Largefirst
Suzi StaehlinMemberAt Largefirst3/14/233/13/27
Nick LilesMemberNorth CountyFirst3/14/233/15/27
Lindsey McCormickBoard of EducationEx-OfficioN/AN/AN/A
Jamie BeecheySecretaryEx-OfficioN/AN/AN/A
Harley J. Speir
MemberEast County
Vernon MurrayMemberSouth CountyFirst10/4/229/30/26
Ross Harper
PresidentWest County
 Kevin ReichartMemberNorth Countysecond1/1/2112/31/25
 Maureen Keogh
MemberAt LargeSecond1/1/2312/31/27


There are 15 voting member:, three ex-officio and twelve appointed. The ex-officio members shall be a County Commissioner of Caroline County, the Chair of the Caroline County Planning Commission, and the President of the Caroline County Board of Education; or a representative designated by the entity represented. The appointed members shall be appointed by the County Commissioners. Two each of the 12 appointed members shall reside in the northern, eastern, western, and southern portions of the county, respectively. The remaining four members shall be at-large members who may live in any area of the county.  The members shall be chosen to provide background, professional expertise, and personal experience in areas that the advisory board and department staff have identified as necessary to enhance the knowledge base of the advisory board and its ability to carry out its charge..


To assist the Commissioners in maintaining full membership, the Board shall, by majority vote, submit names for nominees for vacancies. Commissioners appoint members.

Term of Office

Terms of office are 4 years. An unlimited number of consecutive terms may be served. Officers shall be elected by and from the appointed membership at the organizational meeting in January to serve for 1 year or until a successor is elected. No officer shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office.

Charge / Authority

(Caroline County Government Resolution #2007-001)

The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board shall serve as the official advisory body to the County Commissioner of Caroline County. The Board shall serve as a Liaison between the Director of the County Department of Recreation and Parks and the citizens of Caroline County. The Board shall consult with and advise the Parks Director and the Commissioners in matters pertaining to recreation and parks policies, programs, personnel, and finances, to the acquisition and disposal of lands and properties related to the total community recreation program, and to its long-range, projected program for recreation and parks development.