The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, formerly known as the Board of Parks & Recreation or the "Park Board"
In 2018, the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) resolution 33-18 (PDF) was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Calvert County (BOCC.) The Calvert County Board of Parks & Recreation was originally created in 1974 with resolution 30-74 (PDF), by the BOCC.
To assist the BOCC and the Department of Parks & Recreation (P&R) to achieve the goals of establishing services which meet community needs through public input ~ Calvert County is committed to enhancing the quality of life of its citizens and visitors through the Parks & Recreation system.
Advise the P&R and the BOCC on the planning and implementation of the Parks & Recreation section of the Comprehensive Plan.
Advise on the "Recreation, Parks, and Open Space" and "Natural Resource Land Conservation" aspects of the Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan.
Make recommendations on programs, services, acquisition and uses of parkland, sports and recreation facilities as well as such other duties as may be assigned
Interact with members of the community to hear and transmit comments, concerns, and requests regarding P&R services.
Consult together with P&R and the BOCC concerning all aspects relating to the establishment of P&R services.
Review P&R’s annual budget proposal and make recommendations to the BOCC when appropriate.
Review policies or proposals generated by the P&R prior to submission to the BOCC.
Review and recommend BOPR applicants for appointment by the BOCC.
Perform duties or responsibilities as assigned by the BOCC related to P&R.
There are nine members: three from each voting district; each serving a term of three years; appointed by the BOCC. Appointees are required to complete a financial disclosure statement each year.
There are also three ex-officio members: a representative from the Board of County Commissioners, Calvert Nature Society, and the Board of Education.
District 1 Raymond Mahar Kevin Bobkoskie
Bernadette Hager Michael Hyers Josh Smith Patrick Parise
Robert Tetreault Gregory Kernan
Second Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December)
Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center 130 Auto Drive Prince Frederick, MD
The Board of Parks & Recreation complies with the Open Meeting Act by publishing their agendas and minutes.