Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Parks and Recreation Board Agendas and Minutes

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is established to study the needs of the City in the area of public parks and recreational programs and to make recommendations to the City Council on park and recreation policies.  The duties and responsibilities of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board include, but are not limited to reviewing and making recommendations to the City Council on park and recreation policies; reviewing the need for additional park land; preparing a park land acquisition and development plan; preparing a capital equipment and improvement program for the park system; making annual budget recommendations; studying and recommending park and recreational programs and activities; studying and meeting with other governmental organizations and bodies on the use of parks; and serving as the City's Tree Advisory Board.

The Parks Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Public Works Building (405W. St. Julien Street). There are eleven members on this Commission, currently one open seat is available.  Members serve three year terms.  Regular meeting dates are subject to change due to holidays, special circumstances, and/or elections.  If unsure about a meeting date or time, please contact the Public Works Department at 507-934-0670 or by e-mail at

Current Members

Mike Bidelman

Al Christensen

Brian Fremo

Ryan Kupcho

Mike Looft

Sarah Nielsen

Jordan Paula

Laura Zender

David Hoehn

Roger Parras – City Council Liaison

Ed Johnson - City Council Liaison

Joey Schugel, Recreation Director – Ex-officio
Pete Moulton, Public Works Director – Ex-officio
Todd Prafke, City Administrator – Ex-officio

City Council advisory board and commission members are recommended by the Mayor and appointed by the City Council.  Vacancies occur most frequently at the end of the year, however vacancies do occur throughout the year as well.  If you are interested in being considered for appointment to this or any other advisory board or commission, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at 934-0663 or for an application card.  Members mst live within the corporate limits of the City of Saint Peter.