Recreation & Parks Commission

MeetingsRecreation Commission Members 2020

  • 12:15 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
Kenneth D. Kimber, Sr, ChairmanBlack Male2May 2020
Tadhg O’Gara, Vice ChairmanWhite Male1May 2023
George Peterson White Male0May 2021
Kathy GondringWhite Female1May 2023
John GunckelWhite Male1May 2023
Sean HawkinsBlack Male1May 2023
Cherie IngramBlack Female0May 2021
Bob HartwellWhite Male 0May 2021
John France Black Male 0May 2021
Joseph CassidyWhite Male1May 2021
Vacant 0

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.