Park Board

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The Parks & Recreation Board of Commissioners plays an important, active role in the planning and development process for parks in Wyandotte County. It serves in an advisory role regarding the activities of the Department. Activities include but are not limited to: making recommendations on park development, long term planning initiatives for park needs, and recreation programs.

Meetings are held virtually every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00PM.

The Unified Government’s Board of Park Commission is comprised of an (11) member governing body. As of December 2021, two of these positions are vacant. The following is a list of the (9) members on the Parks Commission.

Appointed By Member Name Term Expiration Date
District 1 At-Large, Bynum Ashley Williamson 12/11/2023
District 1, Townsend Carolyn Wyatt 3/31/2022
District 2 At-Large, Burroughs Vacant 3/31/2018
District 2, McKiernan Bridget Holton-Deere 12/11/2023
District 3, Ramirez Faith Rivera 12/11/2023
District 4, Johnson Karen Daniels 12/11/2023
District 5, Kane Andrea Behrman 12/15/2025
District 6, Markley

Dr. Jane Winkler Philbrook

District 7, Stites Dani Gurley 12/15/2025
District 8, Davis Laura Flores 3/31/2022
Mayor Garner Diana Aguirre  
USD 500, non-voting member Tammie Romstad No expiration

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How to Participate in a Virtual Meeting

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the meetings of the Unified Government Board of Parks Commission meetings will be conducted virtually using Zoom. The Park Board members and Unified Government staff will participate in the meeting virtually. Members of the public may attend meetings using the webinar link or telephone dial-in information.

To participate or comment please be aware of the following:

Public comments are accepted at the beginning of the meeting and will be limited to 3 minutes. You must contact the Parks and Recreation office to speak at (913) 573-8327 or email

If you plan to speak, how will you be joining?

Tell us your number so we can admit you to the meeting as a speaker.

Sign in to Zoom with your full name.

Send us a comment beforehand and we’ll add it to the meeting record.

Fax your comment to (913) 573-8328

Mail your request to:
Unified Government Parks and Recreation Office
5033 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101

While the public is encouraged to submit comments in advance, meetings that include public hearings will include opportunities for public comment using the Zoom application or to dial into the meeting by phone. Please be prepared to give your first name, last name, address and phone number calling from for the public record.

Proper meeting decorum is expected of all in attendance at the meeting and anyone who fails to act properly may be removed from the meeting. The Unified Government reserves the right to discontinue a meeting if any improper behavior occurs which prevents the uninterrupted conduct of business.

Meeting Presentations

Charter Resolution and Ordinance