News release from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation:
Park Board President Named
(February 12, 2015) – Attorney Richard Samek was re-elected President of the Board of Park Commissioners on Thursday.
“Rick’s leadership on the board is immeasurable,” said Al Moll, Director of Parks & Recreation. “He’s clearly dedicated to improving and enhancing our park system.”
Besides his association with the Parks and Recreation Department, Samek is an attorney with Carson Boxberger, LLP, is on the Bike Fort Wayne Task Force, is a board member for Metro YMCA and the Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, and currently serves on the Mayor’s Riverfront Advisory Committee.
Pamela Kelly, M.D. was re-elected as Vice President, along with William Zielke, who was reappointed to a four-year term as Park Board Commissioner. Cheri Becker is currently serving as a Park Board Commissioner.
Overall policy and management direction of the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is provided by a four member bi-partisan Board of Park Commissioners appointed by the mayor for staggered four year terms.
Following provisions of the Indiana statute (I.C. 36-10-4), the Board approves budget revenues and expenditures, passes bond issues, acquires and improves property, adopts new programs, establishes management policy and regulations, and provides a public venue for community debate and input.