March 14, 2022 Announcement: The Town of Needham Park and Recreation Commission and Select Board are seeking a volunteer to serve on the Park and Recreation Commission. Normally an elected office, this appointment would serve to fill the position until the Annnual Town Election on April 11, 2023. If you are interested, please apply via the Applicant Interest form on the Town website.
The five members of the Needham Park and Recreation Commission are elected by residents to three-year terms.
Cynthia J. Chaston, Chair Term Expires: 2022
Christopher J. Gerstel, Vice-Chair Term Expires: 2024
Michelle S. Geddes Term Expires: 2022
Dina R. Hannigan Term Expires: 2024
Frederica Lalonde Term Expires: 2024
Empowered by Chapter 45 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Park and Recreation Commission:
Serves as steward of over 300 acres of parkland, including the Town Forest
Administers and schedules all outdoor athletic facilities
Oversees the Pools at RRC, an outdoor summer aquatics facility
Develops long-range plans related to open space and recreation
Coordinates and provides support services to many community organizations
Provides youth leadership training and volunteer resource development