Parks & Community Events Commission

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The Parks and Community Events Commission assess the recreational services and facilities of the community. It makes recommendations to the City Council on such matters as implementation of the Parks Master Plan, parks facilities and usage, funding and sponsorship solicitation, recreational programming, special events and cooperative partnerships with other agencies, businesses and organizations to leverage resources.

Parks and Community Events Commission

(pictured from left to right: Commissioners Alice Daby, Diane Hines, Johnny Huynh-Simmonds, Valerie Schechter, Karyn Barnes, Sarah Clapp, and Thommy Kocan) 


Meetings are the 4th Monday of the month (5:30pm at City Hall).   


Parks and Community Events Commission Term Expires
Diane Hines 6.30.2018
Sarah Clapp 6.30.2018
Thomas Kocan 6.30.2020 
Valerie Schechter 6.30.2018
Johnny Huynh-Simmonds 6.30.2018
Karyn Barnes  6.30.2019
Alice Daby 6.30.2020 
Staff Liaison: Deanna Pressgrove
Phone: 760-770-0369


The public is always welcome to attend Parks and Community Events Commission meeting in person. There are two additional ways to watch Parks and Community Events Commission Meetings -- on television and online from this website.

On the last Monday of each month, Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission meetings are broadcast on Spectrum Channel 17. 

You can also view videos of the meetings online. To receive notice of scheduled commission meetings, use our Enotifier. For Complete Agendas, click on the corresponding meeting dates below. 

See Commission Meetings below or View Commission Meetings in iLegistar.

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