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The Parks and Recreation Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Lester Buresh Cente, 855 Palisades Road in Mount Vernon. 

Visitors are always welcome and the board encourages any suggestions and new ideas. Anyone wishing to serve on a sub-committee is encouraged to attend a regular meeting and volunteer.   

Current Board Members

The Parks & Recreation Board  consists of five (5) members appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval.  Terms are for two (2) years for up to three (3) consecutive terms.  At least four of the five members must reside within Mount Vernon’s City limits. 

While there are no current openings on the board, an interest form may be completed at City Hall or on this website and returned to City Hall for future consideration.

Graham Carl (09/24)

(Vice Chair)

Bob Campagna (09/25 – 2nd)


Greg Papin (09/25)

Emily Reddish (09/24)

Michael Joseph (09/26)

Parks and Recreation Director

Matt Siders

Assistant Director

Sarah Boots

Pool Manager

Katey Forest

Pool Phone: 319-895-9191