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Posted on: March 25, 2020

The Town of Thurmont is seeking Volunteers to serve on Parks and Recreation Commission

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Town of Thurmont Parks and Recreation Commission


The Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of Thurmont have approved the restoration of the Thurmont Parks and Recreation Commission.  The town is currently seeking applications from residents within the town’s corporate boundaries, as well as from our neighbors outside of town.  We will receive applications until April 24, 2020.  Please see below for more information on the duties and responsibilities of commission members.

Thurmont Parks and Recreation Commission Authorities and Responsibilities:

The parks and recreation commission advises the Chief Administrative Officer and the Board of Commissioners on the proposed development of park facilities and recreational programming for parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, and other recreation activities provided by the Town of Thurmont and/or their partners.  Examples of typical duties include:

  • Reviewing plans for park development and providing comments
  • Providing proposed projects for budget consideration
  • Providing recommendations for grant funding opportunities
  • Proposing the creation and implementation of new park and recreation programs
  • Proposing new park facilities & amenities
  • Reviewing current park rules and regulations and making recommendations for revisions
  • Volunteering at park activities and events

The commission will consist of five (5) members appointed by the Board of Commissioners.  Members serve for terms of four (4) years and must apply for re-appointment to the Board of Commissioners at the end of their respective terms. 

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission should submit a letter of intent, along with any pertinent experience and background information to Senior Administrative Assistant Becky Long.  You may send via e-mail to blong@thurmontstaff.com or by mail addressed to Ms. Long at PO Box 17 Thurmont, MD. 21788.  Thank you.

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