Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

PURPOSE:   To promote an outstanding recreational programs for the citizens in the City.



  • 12 Members and 2 Ex-Officio Members:
    • 6 members-at-large appointed by Mayor
    • 1 Madison School District Representative
    • 1 Lamphere School District Representative
    • 1 High School Student - Lamphere
    • 1 High School Student - Madison
    • 1 High School Student - Bishop Foley
    • 1 Council Representative
    • Assistant City Manager (DPS) (Ex-Officio - Non-Voting)
    • Recreation Coordinator (Ex Officio - Non-Voting)

TERM: 2 years (members-at-large).


  • Third Thursday in January, March, May, July, September, November at 5:30 pm
  • City Hall Executive Conference Room (unless scheduled elsewhere in accordance with Open Meetings Act)


Name  Term Expires  Position 
Richard Lewis 04-15-18 Member-at-Large
Earl T. Stone 04-15-18 Member-at-Large
Roslyn Grafstein 04-15-18 Member-at-Large
Jerry Dzeroogian 04-15-19 Member-at-Large
Brian Gettel 04-15-19 Member-at-Large
Ronald Butcher 04-15-19 Member-at-Large
Robert Corbett 11-13-17 Council Representative
Mark Bliss 11-13-17  Council Alternate
Erica Bednarski-Smith 04-15-18 Alternate #2 
Jeremy Carroll 04-15-19 Alternate #1
School Representatives:    
Vacant  04-15-18 Bishop Foley Student 
Michael Hohner 04-15-18 Madison Delegate
William Pittman 04-15-18 Madison Alternate
Lily Cochenour 04-15-18 Madison Student
Allison Minowa 04-15-19 Lamphere Delegate 
Lauren Mexico 04-15-19 Lamphere Student
Vacant 04-15-19 Lamphere Alternate
Joseph Vitali N/A DPS Director (Ex-Officio w/o Vote)
Kirby Rochester N/A Recreation Coordinator (Ex-Officio w/o Vote)

QUALIFICATIONS: Members-at-Large must be Madison Heights residents.

CONTACT: City Clerk's Office at (248) 583-0826.

AGENDA: Click Here for Meeting Calendar



In pursuit of its objective to provide outstanding recreational opportunities for the City, the Advisory Board shall serve as:

(1) A forum for the careful consideration of policy matters related to the operation of the recreation and parks programs;

(2) A voice for the divisions in the community and a voice for the community in the divisions;

(3) An advisory to the supervisors when requested; and

(4) A recommending body to the city council on matters of general policy

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