Park Board

small stream going through forest in the fall

The Portage Park District has been very fortunate since its inception to have high-quality leaders to serve as Park Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners of the Park District is appointed by the County Probate Court Judge. The five members of the Board oversee the Executive Director and are responsible for setting policy, developing rules and regulations and approving the budget. They serve as volunteers for a renewable 3-year term.

Regular Board meetings are open to the public and are held at 705 Oakwood St., Community Room 101, Ravenna, OH 44266

Meeting Dates:

Meeting DateLocation
January 13, 5:30 p.m.705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Community Room 101
February 17, 5:30 p.m.705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Community Room 101
March Meeting is Cancelled705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Suite G-4
April 20, 5:30 p.m.705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Community Room 101
May 18, 5:30 p.m.705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Community Room 101
June 22, 5:30 p.m.705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Community Room 101
July 27, 5:30 p.m.705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Community Room 101
August 24, 5:30 p.m.705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Community Room 101
September 28, 5:30 p.m.705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Community Room 101
October 26, 5:30 p.m.705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Community Room 101
November 23, 5:30 p.m.705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Community Room 101
December 14, 5:30 p.m.705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266 - Community Room 101

  
See the Record-Courier legal ad section for any changes to meeting times


Meet Your Park Board

 Name/EmailDescription
Judge Robert BergerJudge Robert Berger

Portage County Probate Judge Robert Berger selects and appoints Portage Park District Commissioners to serve on the Portage Park District Board of Commissioners.

Charles EngelhartCharles EngelhartChuck Engelhart has over 20 years experience in parks management, currently as Director of Parks with Cleveland Metroparks. He holds degrees in Biology and Interdisciplinary studies and is a hunter, hiker, and cyclist.
Thomas HrdyThomas HrdyTom is recently retired from Portage County Department of Job and Family Services and is a licensed social worker.  He enjoys gardening, bee keeping, hiking and is an avid outdoorsman.
Scott McKinneyScott McKinneyScott is the Director of Stewardship and Fund Administration for Kent State University with degrees in Leisure Services Management and Public Administration offering great experience and knowledge to Park District operations.
Allan OrashanAllan OrashanAllan is a realtor who brings decades of land transaction and property management expertise to the park district, as well as serving on the Regional Planning Commission and as a board member of local non-profit organizations.