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, Chair

S. Theresa Carter

Herb Newman

Mark A. Spisak

Rev. Dr. Curtis T. Walker, Sr

Lisa King, Executive Director

2022 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 11 (12 p.m.) July 12
February 1 August 9
March 8* September 13* 
April 12 October 11
May 10* November 8*
June 14 December 13

*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.