Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard

Park Commissioners

About the Board

The park district's governing body is the five-person Board of Park Commissioners, appointed by the Summit County Probate Judge. Commissioners are volunteers who serve without compensation.

Bylaws (2.4 MB) - Revised January 10, 2017

About The Commissioners


Joel D. Bailey

Tonya Block

Herb Newman, Chair

Mark A. Spisak

Tina Ughrin

Lisa King, Executive Director

2021 Regular BOARD MeetingS

Board meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. inside the visitors center at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron, Ohio, with the exception of the following meetings:

All petitions, applications and communications intended for consideration by the board must be in writing and received by the executive director at least five business days before the board meeting.

January 12 July 13
February 9 August 10
March 9 * September 14* 
April 13 October 12
May 11* November 9*
June 8 December 14

*Commissioners, who are also trustees for the Summit Metro Parks Foundation, will conduct a Foundation meeting immediately following the regular board meeting.

For information, please call the administrative offices at 330-867-5511, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Recordings of the board meetings are posted on YouTube.