Recreation & Parks Commission

MeetingsCommission Photo FINAL

  • 12:00 p.m.
  • First Tuesday of each month


Method of Appointment

The members are appointed by the City Council upon the recommendation of the Mayor.

Number of Members


Terms of Office

Three years

Chief Staff Person

William Royston
Recreation and Parks Director
Phone: 336-397-7908

Current Membership

NameRace & GenderTermExpiration
John Gunckel, ChairWhite Male2May 2023
Sean Hawkins , Vice ChairBlack Male2May 2023
George Peterson White Male1May 2024
Michael E. GreenWhite Male1May 2023
Bob HartwellWhite Male2May 2024
John France Black Male2May 2024
Joseph CassidyWhite Male2May 2024
Taylor AnsleyWhite Male1May 2023
Mashica JeffersonBlack Female1May 2024
Michelle A. PortmanW & NA/M1May 2023
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Authority for Creation 

The Recreation and Parks Commission was created by Section 2-59 of the City Code and adopted by the City Council on February 1, 1971.

Purpose / Function

The purpose of the Commission is to serve in an advisory capacity in the operation and management of the parks and recreational facilities of the City of Winston-Salem.