Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission


The Commission shall act in an advisory role to the Board of Supervisors on matters pertaining to parks and recreation. The concept of a recreational program, set forth by the National Recreation Association in a survey made shortly after the Commissions formation, indicated that the County Parks Department could best serve the people of Maricopa County by providing a regional park system, leaving the responsibility for organized neighborhood recreation to the various communities in which the neighborhood might be located.


Regular meetings are held a minimum of six times per year with a new schedule set at the beginning of each calendar year. Meeting start times, dates and location can be found at

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Current Members

Representation Member Current Term
District 1 Shelby Scharbach 01/12/2022 - 12/31/2023
District 2 John Crane 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2024
District 3 Eric Mears
01/25/2023 - 12/31/2024
District 4 Dr. Robert Branch 01/12/2022 - 12/31/2023
District 5 Isabel Chavez 02/08/2023 - 12/31/2024
​Chairman Nominee
Jack Stapley 01/25/2023 - 12/31/2024
​Parks Professional
Megha Budruk 01/1/2022 - 12/31/2023
  1. Member Qualifications
  2. Duties & Powers
  3. Formation Authority

Member Qualifications

A.R.S. §11-934:
  1. If the county board of supervisors elects to supervise and control county parks and recreation programs, the board of supervisors shall appoint a parks and recreation advisory commission to advise the board in matters relating to county parks and recreation programs.
  1. Donna Southard

    Parks & Recreation

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