Board of Park Commissioners

Governing Law: The Board of Park Commissioners is established in accordance with Section 933.01 of the Codified Ordinances and ORC Section 755 and subsequent sections.

The Board of Park Commissioners has maintenance control and responsibility over the real estate property and all improvements and buildings, along with all fixtures permanently affixed to such improvements and buildings, located in the parks of the City, including but not limited to the Senior Citizens Center and the Miami Shores Golf Club.


  • Three Park Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor;
  • Each commissioner serves a three-year term.

Residency: N/A.

Meeting Schedule: The Board of Park Commissioners meets on the First Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Agendas and Minutes: Available here.

Volunteer Application: Available here.


Title:Name:Initial Appointment:Current Term Expires:
PresidentJordan EmerickMarch 14, 2018June 30, 2025
Vice President
Will Harrelson 
June 23, 2023 
July 16, 2026
Secretary Susan M. WestfallJuly 24, 2017July 16, 2024

Staff Contact: Jeremy Drake, Park Superintendent