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Is your advisory board valued by your elected commission? Does your board support your mission and help promote recreation and park activities? Would you like to improve the performance of your advisory board? This session is presented by a former director with three decades of advisory board experience. Explore the roles of citizen advisory boards and learn what one county did to add value to the process. Learn how to enhance the performance and value of your advisory board to local elected officials, the department and the community.
John McCarthy is the former General Manager of Parks and Recreation for Sarasota County Government. Recently retired, John is now serving as the Executive Director for SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence). John is a former President of the FRPA Foundation, is a faculty member of the Joe Abrahams Academy for Leadership Excellence, and has been a frequent FRPA presenter.
- Understand the value of citizen advisory boards and their role in a professional recreation and park program.
- Discuss and understand how an advisory board can be of value to the elected commission and the department.
- Develop a plan to implement small steps to improve advisory board relations and performance.