Recreation & Parks Advisory Board


  • 7 p.m.      
  • First Wednesday of January, February, April, June, July, September and  November
  • Recreation and Parks Offices
    107 S. Fourth St.
    Denton, MD 21629
Meetings are open to the public unless closed under an applicable exception as stated in the Maryland Open Meetings Act (State Government article, §10-508).

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
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Name Role Type Term Term

Jennifer Bodine
Member East County
First 5/3/11
Eugene W. Broadwater
Member North County
1/1/13 12/31/20
Matthew Kaczyinski Planning & Codes Ex-Officio N/A N/A N/A
Sara Visintainer. County Commissioner Ex-Officio N/A N/A N/A
Vacant Member South County Fourth
1/1/07 12/31/20
Samantha Parker  President East County
First 3/4/14 12/31/18
Jeffrey Porter
Member South County
First + R
4/12/11 12/31/18
John Phillips
Members South County First
Derek Simmons Board of Education Ex-Officio N/A N/A N/A
Sue Simmons Secretary Ex-Officio N/A N/A N/A
Harley J. Speir
Member East County
1/1/13 12/31/20
Nicole Fisher Member North County First 3/17/17 3/6/21
Ross Harper
Member North County
First 11/28/17
 Michael Russ
Member North County  First 12/12/17
Kevin Reichart
North County


There are 15 voting members, three ex-officio and twelve appointed. The ex-officio members shall be a County Commissioner of Caroline County, the Chair of the Caroline County Planning Commission, and the President of the Caroline County Board of Education; or a representative designated by the entity represented. The appointed members shall be appointed by the County Commissioners. Three each of the 12 appointed members shall reside in the northern, eastern, western, and southern portions of the county, respectively. The appointed members shall represent a variety of leisure interests and professional or skilled backgrounds.


To assist the Commissioners in maintaining full membership, the Board shall, by majority vote, submit names for nominees for vacancies. Commissioners appoint members.

Term of Office

Terms of office are 4 years. An unlimited number of consecutive terms may be served. Officers shall be elected by and from the appointed membership at the organizational meeting in January to serve for 1 year or until a successor is elected. No officer shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office.

Charge / Authority

(Caroline County Government Resolution #2007-001)
The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board shall serve as the official advisory body to the County Commissioner of Caroline County. The Board shall serve as a Liaison between the Director of the County Department of Recreation and Parks and the citizens of Caroline County. The Board shall consult with and advise the Parks Director and the Commissioners in matters pertaining to recreation and parks policies, programs, personnel, and finances, to the acquisition and disposal of lands and properties related to the total community recreation program, and to its long-range, projected program for recreation and parks development.