Parks Commission


The Parks Commission is charged with the development, maintenance and operation of the City's parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities and programs. Additionally, they are expected to cooperate with organized groups conducting recreation programs and to stimulate interest in the care and preservation of Whitehall's historical and scenic sites. The Commission is also responsible for appointing the Director of Parks and Recreation. Learn more about the Parks Commission powers and duties from the City Code here.

Parks and Recreation Mission: Whitehall Parks and Recreation is dedicated to promoting and supporting the well-being of families and communities through education, recreation, and utilization of the environmental opportunities the parks offer. 



The Parks and Recreation Commission consists of seven members who serve for a term of three years. Two members are appointed by the Mayor, three members are appointed by a majority vote of City Council and two other members are appointed by the Mayor on the recommendation of the Whitehall Board of Education.  Current members are:

  • John Fetters, Chairman
  • Mike Adkins, Vice-Chairman
  • Chris Bolich
  • Geral Leka
  • Michael McQuate
  • Nathaniel Stewart
  • Katie Quincel