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Park Board Public Meetings

Meetings of the Board of Park Commissioners can be viewed in real time on the Cincinnati Parks YouTube channel or attended in person. Pursuant to Chapter 121 of the Cincinnati Municipal Code enacted by Ordinance 298-2021, members of Park Board and Park Board committees may participate remotely.

Regularly Scheduled Park Board Meeting – September 16th

The Board of Park Commissioners has regularly scheduled meetings on the third Thursday of every month, starting at 9:00 A.M. The next regularly scheduled Park Board meeting is Thursday, September 16th at 9 A.M.

The September 16th Board of Park Commissioners Meeting will be held in-person at T.M. Berry Friendship Park Pavilion. Space is limited, but the meeting can be watched in real time by livestreaming on the Cincinnati Parks YouTube Channel (livestream not available until meeting called to order). For this meeting, the public is invited to provide comments using any option listed below. The meeting agenda and packet will be available at the link below prior to the meeting.

How To Provide Public Comment to the Board of Park Commissioners

The Park Board of Commissioners values and welcomes your input. Public comments may be submitted the following ways:

  • In-person: Fill out a Speaker Request card at the front desk the day of the meeting to provide a public comment during the meeting. Deadline to register: 9:00 AM day of the meeting.
  • Remote: Complete Public Speaker Registration form to provide a public comment during the meeting over Zoom. Deadline to register: 2:00 PM day before meeting.
  • Written: Send an email to the Board of Park Commissioners to be included in the official public record of the meeting and posted on the Parks website with meeting minutes. Deadline to submit: 5:00 PM day before meeting.  Please include “Public Comment: (insert date of the meeting)” in the subject line.

Any information submitted as a public comment, including names and contact information is a matter of public record and is subject to disclosure as required by law.

The Board of Park Commissioners:

James Goetz, President

Linda Lee Thomas, Vice President

Susan F. Castellini

Brad Lindner

Molly North

Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners Meetings

December 2, 2020 (special) Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
December 17, 2020 Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
January 21, 2021 Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
February 4, 2021 (special) Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
February 18, 2021
Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
February 22, 2021 (special) Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
March 4, 2021 (special) Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
March 18, 2021
Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
April 15, 2021 Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
May 20, 2021 Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
June 17, 2021 Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
July 15, 2021 Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
August 19, 2021 Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes
September 16, 2021 Agenda & Meeting Packet Minutes

Board of Park Commissioners Investment Committee

The Investment Committee is responsible for the development and execution of the Investment Policy Statement (IPS) approved by the Board.  This includes monitoring the Park Board’s Endowment Assets to ensure compliance with the guidelines and objectives of the IPS.  The Committee will review the Assets’ investment performance and make recommendations to the Board on all aspects of the IPS, including the Assets’ investment strategy and/or the assigned investment managers

The next meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners Investment Committee is yet to be determined.

Board of Park Commissioners Investment Committee

Commissioner Goetz,  Chair

Kevin Flynn

John Neyer

Steve Pohlman

Craig Sherman

Board of Park Commissioners Investment Committee meets at 3 P.M. on the listed dates

December 18, 2019 (Canceled) Agenda  Documents
January 8, 2020 Agenda  Documents
March 10, 2020 Agenda  Documents
June 24, 2020 Agenda  Documents
August 26, 2020 Agenda  Documents
October 21, 2020 Agenda  Documents
January 27, 2021 Agenda  Documents
March 24, 2021 Agenda  Documents
May 5, 2021 Agenda  Documents
July 28, 2021 Agenda  Documents
October 27, 2021 Agenda  Documents

The Urban Forestry Advisory Board

In accordance with the recommendations provided by the Cincinnati Health Department to limit unnecessary in person meetings due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the city, the September 9th Urban Forestry Advisory Board meeting will be held virtually. The meeting can be watched in real time by livestreaming on the Cincinnati Parks YouTube Channel (livestream not available until meeting called to order).

The Urban Forestry Advisory Board (UFAB) is responsible for advising the Director of Parks on the establishments of appropriate urban forestry programs, regulations, and the planning, promotion and guidance to the urban forestry program.
The Board is comprised of nine representatives from the following: two from the Community at Large, two from the Green Industry, two from the Business Community, and the City Planner, City Engineer, and City Architect. The City positions are permanent; the other six positions are appointed by the City Manager and serve four-year terms.
The UFAB meets at least six times per year, elects its officers and adopts its own operating procedures consistent with city practice and policy.

The Urban Forestry Advisory Board

Caryl Fullman, Chairman

Reno Runck, Vice-Chairman

Paul Gallagher

Eric Doepke

Gerald R. Checco

Caroline Kellam

Don Gindling

Angie Strunc

 

The Urban Forestry Advisory Board meets at 10 A.M. on the listed dates

March 11, 2021 Agenda  Documents
April 8, 2021 Agenda  Documents
September 9, 2021 Agenda  Documents
October 14, 2021 Agenda  Documents
December 9, 2021 Agenda  Documents