Recreation & Parks Commission

MeetingsRP Commission 2023

  • 12:00 p.m.
  • First Tuesday of each month


Method of Appointment

The members are appointed by the City Council upon the recommendation of the Mayor.

Number of Members


Terms of Office

Three years

Chief Staff Person

William Royston
Recreation and Parks Director
Phone: 336-397-7908

Current Membership

NameRace & GenderTermExpiration
Bill Carpenter, ChairWhite Male1May 2026
Mark Flowers, Vice ChairBlack Male1May 2026
Taylor AnsleyWhite Male2May 2026
Joseph A. CassidyWhite Male2May 2024
John FranceBlack Male2May 2024
Milita GodetteBlack Female1May 2026
Robert "Bob" HartwellWhite Male2May 2024
Mashica JeffersonBlack Female2May 2024
George PetersonWhite Male2May 2024
Michelle A. PortmanWhite Female2May 2026
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Authority for Creation 

The Recreation and Parks Commission was created by Section 2-59 of the City Code and adopted by the City Council on February 1, 1971.

Purpose / Function

The purpose of the Commission is to serve in an advisory capacity in the operation and management of the parks and recreational facilities of the City of Winston-Salem.