The Parks, Recreation and Education meets quarterly on the 2nd Monday of the month, at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers (subject to change)

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City of Calabasas
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302

City Hall Hours
M-Th, 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm
The Public Counter closes
at 2:00pm on Fridays


Laureen Morick, Chair
Laurel Ford, Vice Chair
Jodi Davis
Patricia M. Mardell
Heath Patton
Charlotte Meyer, Senior Center Advisory Board
Amanda Werner, Student Member
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Jeff Rubin, Community Services Director



The purpose of the Parks, Recreation and Education Commission is to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters pertaining to park recreation facilities and programs. The objectives of the Commission are:

Cooperate with other governmental agencies and civic groups in the advancement of sound recreation and parks planning and programming.
Recommend plans for the acquisition, development, beautification and maintenance of public park and recreational area.
Recommend ideas for implementation of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
Advise the City Council on long range parks, recreation and educational programs.

The Commission is also committed to serving as a key educational advocate and advisor to the Calabasas community.  We exist to encourage that excellence in education is established, embraced, and perpetuated for present and future generations.  The Commission defines education in its broadest sense as encompassing the life-long quest for enhanced knowledge, abilities, skills, attitudes and values on both an individual and community level.

The Commission is comprised of 6 voting members, each of whom are residents of the City of Calabasas, and a non-voting student member representing Calabasas area schools. Resident Commission members are appointed by a majority vote of the City Council for a term of 2 years. Commissioners are selected for their familiarity with the issues, interests and needs of the community regarding parks, recreation and education services within the City of Calabasas.



A. The commission shall consist of seven (7) members, who shall be lawful residents of the city and electors during their respective terms of office. The sixth member shall be the chair of the Calabasas Arts Council or his or her designee and shall be subject to city council confirmation. The seventh member shall be nominated by the Calabasas Savvy Seniors Advisory Group, which nomination shall be subject to city council confirmation.

B. Commissioners nominated by individual councilmembers shall have a term lasting for the lesser of two (2) years or until the expiration of the term of the councilmember who nominated that commissioner. The Calabasas Arts Council chair and the Calabasas Savvy Seniors Advisory Group member shall have terms lasting two (2) years. Notwithstanding the expiration of a term, a commissioner shall continue to serve until his or her successor has been appointed.

C. If a vacancy occurs other than by expiration of a term, a new commissioner shall be appointed in the manner set forth above and shall serve the unexpired portion of the term.

D. The commission may appoint or reappoint a high school student lawfully resident in the city as a nonvoting commissioner for a one-year term.



The commissioners shall serve without compensation, but may receive reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their duties. No expense of any kind shall be incurred by the commission or any commissioner unless first authorized and approved by the city council.


City of Calabasas 2016