Countywide Recreation & Parks Advisory Board

The Board is comprised of Montgomery County residents interested in working on matters relating to recreation/park policies and services, and assisting in developing, as well as maintaining, relationships with various agencies in the County on matters affecting recreation and park programs and services.

The Board also recommends budget items and new facilities to the Recreation Director and the Parks Director, and appears at special Recreation Department and Park Department functions.

You may access vacancy announcements for boards, committees and commissions through the following link:

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Countywide Recreation Advisory Board 2020-2023

  • Vacant, Chair - Mid-County
  • Vacant, Vice Chair - Mid-County

  • Aravind Banda, Upcounty
  • Marcus Coleman - Down County
  • Alison Gillespie - Mid-County
  • Otto Gonzalez - Down County 
  • Steffany Hamlet- East County
  • Donald Hawkins - Down County
  • Michael Ma -Up County
  • Vacant- East County
  • Dave Pullen- Mid-County
  • Vacant – Upcounty
  • Vacant - Mid-County
  • Melanie Stickle – Down County
  • Robera Tasissa, East County
  • Felecia Wilson - Upcounty

Executive Committee

  • Vacant, Chair
  • Vacant, Vice Chair
  • Mark Pharaoh
  • Melanie Stickle
  • Felicia Wilson

Ex-Officio Members

  • Ramona Bell-Pearson, Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF)
  • Jeneva Stone, Commission for People with Disabilities
  • Myriam Paul, Community Action Board
  • Kendell Matthews , Commission on Aging
  • Gregory Kellner, Montgomery County Public Schools   

Montgomery County Recreation Staff

  • Robin Riley, Director
  • Traci Anderson, Division Chief
  • Adriane Clutter, Division Chief
  • Melanie Sasse, Division Chief
  • Janet Dixon, Staff

Montgomery County Parks Staff

  • Gary Burnett, Deputy Director
  • Doug Ludwig, Staff
  • Sandra Samuel, Staff

Meetings occur the second Monday evening of each month, September through June, unless rescheduled due to holidays and / or inclement weather.
Meetings are hybrid and are held at Montgomery Parks, 2425 Reedie Drive, 3rd Floor, Wheaton MD 20902 and virtually via Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent upon request.

Janet Dixon, Senior Executive Administrative Aide


Sign language interpreter services and other auxiliary aids or services will be provided upon request with as much advance notice as possible, preferably at least five (5) full business days before the meeting. To request any reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting, please contact in advance or please call 240-777-6885. In all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations. For any additional questions or concerns, please contact or please call 240-777-6885, or MD Relay 711