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City of Astoria, Oregon

 

Parks & Rec Board, Agendas & Minutes

The City of Astoria and Astoria Parks & Recreation would like to thank members of the Parks Advisory Board for their countless hours and support in promoting, advancing, and protecting our community’s diverse Parks & Recreation system.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members

Norma Hernandez (Chair) Eric Halverson 
 Howard Rub Michele Tompkins 

Jim Holen
Andrew Fick Jessica Schleif

 

The Parks Advisory Board meets most months on the 4th Wednesday, at 6:45am. We are now meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers. The Parks Advisory Board can be reached through email at parksinfo@astoria.or.us.


Agendas and minutes for Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Park Board Packets for the current year can be found below.  Agendas and minutes from previous years can be found to your right under "Archives."


Agenda Packets

2019 Approved Minutes

  

Employee
of the
Month

Matt Moritz has only been the Grounds Coordinator for around 10 months and his contributions and positive impacts have already made a vast difference in the Parks Maintenance Division and Parks Department as a whole.  Matt is eager to help, excited to make improvements, and constantly seeks ways to help out our team; always with a positive and friendly attitude.  In addition to streamlining daily and routine tasks and assisting the seasonal Grounds crew, Matt has undertaken several large projects aimed at raising the standard of care at our sites.  These include overhauls of softball infields, renovations of beds at the Community Garden, decreasing the impacts of nesting birds at Port of Play’s covered area, and many more.  Thank you Matt!

 

Park Partner of the Month

Dale Hirahara is a 50 year resident of Astoria and of those 50 years she has coached softball for 23 of them. Dale has been a volunteer head softball coach with Astoria Parks and Recreation for 3 years, an assistant for many more, and she has run softball skills camps and clinics for the last 15 years. Dale is one of the most requested coaches by players in our community teaching 1st year players to the most advanced level of competitive youth softball.  Her kindness and knowledge of basic fundamentals have been great tools in shaping the skill set of young ball players in Astoria. Dale has also coached and played in our adult softball leagues for 30 years. Dale has been an outstanding volunteer and valuable softball ambassador for Astoria Parks and Recreation Department, and to the community at large.  Thank you, Dale!

 
 
 

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If you need access to agendas or minutes not on this page, please call Jennifer Benoit at (503) 325-5824, or e-mail her at jbenoit@astoria.or.us. She can fax or e-mail these documents to you.