Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

Recreation Advisory Board

Recreation Advisory Board

When Washington Township purchased the South Suburban YMCA in 1988, one of the first orders of business was to create a Recreation Advisory Board. Since then, the board has helped steer the Recreation Department through three decades of tremendous growth -- including multiple building expansions and countless new programs. When the Recreation Center considers a new policy, building expansion, or any significant change in procedure, the proposal first goes to the advisory board.

Board members are dedicated, active users of recreation facilities and programs who help maintain an ongoing dialogue with our user community. From its inception, the board has provided strong support for the Recreation Department's mission and facilities, while ensuring that recreation members have an active and inclusive voice.

The 11-member board is appointed by trustees, including nine at-large members who either work or live in Washington Township. Four other slots are appointed by trustees upon the recommendation of Centerville City Council, Centerville-Washington Park District, Centerville City Schools and the Washington-Centerville Public Library. Board members serve annually-appointed, staggered three-year terms.

Citizens who wish to offer their opinions and ideas about the Recreation Center and its programming or who are interested in serving on this board are encouraged to call the Rec Center or contact a member of the advisory board.

Recreation Advisory Board Members

  • John Beals
  • John Belluardo
  • Arnie Biondo
  • John Breed
  • Angela Colwell
  • Arti Garg
  • Tom Henderson
  • Stacey Hood
  • Patricia McDowell
  • Kim Senft-Paras
  • Kristine Severyn

Meeting Information

The board meets at 5:30 pm on the third Thursday of designated months at the Recreation Center. Upcoming meetings:

  • November 21
  • January 16