This is a seven member, all volunteer citizen commission who is responsible for setting policy for the overall management of the Gates Recreation and Parks Department. Commission members serve for a seven year term, and are appointed by the Gates Town Board. Some of the duties of the commission include: establishing new programs, evaluating existing programs, approving departmental expenditures, and determining the long and short term recreational needs of the community. The commission takes into consideration the needs of all age groups in Gates in determining new and evaluating existing programs. The commission reviews park related surveys and visits each community park on a regular basis.

Recreation and Parks Commission Members:

  • Rhoda Ride, Chairperson
  • Gregory Westbrook, Vice Chairperson
  • Eileen Andrews
  • Abramo Bianchi
  • Christopher DiPonzio, Town Council Liaison
  • Steven Murphy
  • John Unson
  • Valerie Young, Secretary

Meeting Date, Location, and Time: 

2nd Tuesday of each Month(unless falls on a holiday) at 6:30 P.M. in the Gates Recreation Conference Room

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