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.

Next Regular Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 11:30 a.m.
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (1828 Smith Rd., Akron)

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.

For information, please call the administrative offices at 330-867-5511, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Bylaws (2.4 MB) - Revised January 10, 2017

About The Commissioners


Tonya Block, Chair

Tonya Block is the assistant health commissioner at Summit County Public Health. She holds a B.A. in social work and a M.A. in social work administration from The University of Akron. She began her career at MetroHealth - Center for Community Health working with pregnant and parenting teens. Since that time she has worked at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and Summit County Public Health in the areas of program and policy development, budget management, program evaluation and population health.

In addition to her work with Summit Metro Parks, Block currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Community Support Services and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Summit County Children’s Services.

Joel D. Bailey

Herb Newman

Mark A. Spisak

Tina Ughrin

Lisa M. King, Executive Director