The Portage Park District currently has one opening on its governing Board of Commissioners.  Park District Board members are appointed by Portage County Probate Court Judge Bob Berger who is seeking applications from interested Portage County residents.  Board members are non-partisan and are appointed for a 3-year renewable term, to serve without pay. The Board meets regularly once a month, with additional meetings scheduled as needed.

The Park District is a countywide government agency whose mission is to conserve Portage County’s natural heritage and provide opportunities for its appreciation and enjoyment. The Park District manages 1,400 acres with 4 open parks and 14 miles of hike and bike trails across Portage County. This spring the Park District will begin the process of developing a Comprehensive Master Parks Plan with conceptual site plans for all of its properties, including 1,000 acres of parkland that has not yet been opened to the public. The District’s 2015 General Fund Budget is approximately $1.6 million/year, with revenues primarily generated from a 10-year property tax levy that was approved by voters in May, 2014.

Interested applicants should contact Christine Craycroft, Executive Director at 330-297-7728 or ccraycroft@portageparkdistrict.org to obtain an application package. For more information about the Park District visit www.portageparkdistrict.org and find it on Facebook.