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FPR Advisory Board

The Families, Parks & Recreation Advisory Board consults with, advises and assists the Mayor and City Council in establishing a citywide comprehensive system of supervised recreational, cultural and educational facilities and programs in their broadest sense, including, but not limited to sports, athletics, playgrounds, recreation centers and activities for the diversion and entertainment of both residents and visitors; advises as to the proper care and management of facilities and charging of rental fees for use of such facilities; recommend to the Families, Parks & Recreation Director adoption of rules and regulations pertaining to conduct of third persons at, in, or about public facilities and on public property under the direction of Department of Families, Parks & Recreation.

One of the purposes of the Families, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is to encourage and support events in the City of Orlando which assist in the dissemination of information on diverse cultures, good health, social awareness and to encourage the building of communities.  By providing financial support, up to $1,500, to events held in Orlando area and/or Orlando based organizations, one of the Board’s purposes is fulfilled (download application).

Examples of fees paid:

  • City facility use rentals
  • Permitting fees
  • City staff at site
  • Orlando Police
  • Meeting expenses
  • City maintenance costs
  • Parking
  • Liability insurance
  • Orlando Fire/standby medical
  • Advertisement
  • Equipment Costs
Types of events/programs that are funded:

  • Sports
  • Walk-a-thons
  • Community Meetings
  • Block parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Health Fairs
  • Festivals
  • Marathons
  • Education Fairs
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Entertainment
  • Candle Light Vigils

Members: Not more than nine members, appointed by Mayor, confirmed by City Council. Two-year terms.

Members Date Term AppointedExpires
Holly KapherrFebruary 27, 2017
Robert SovieroJanuary 8, 2018September 30, 2019
Maxine RisperAugust 8, 2017September 30, 2019
Jason Reynolds September 29, 2014September 30, 2017
Kevin DunleavyJune 15, 2015September 30, 2018
Liana LealOctober 19, 2015September 30, 2019
Allison BekavacMay 9, 2016September 30, 2019
Gary CahenAugust 29, 2016September 30, 2018
David RiccardiAugust 8, 2017September 30, 2018

Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday each month, 11 a.m.

DATELOCATIONADDRESS
January 1, 2018Mayor Carl T. Langford Park 1808 East Central Street
February 20, 2018Dr. J.B. Callahan Neighborhood Center 101 North Parramore Avenue
March 20, 2018Orlando Museum of Art – Studio Meeting Room
2416 North Mills Avenue – Upstairs Library
April 17, 2018Colonialtown Neighborhood Center & John Long Memorial Pool1517 Lake Highland Drive
May 15, 2018Northwest Community Center and Pool3955 W.D. Judge Drive
June 19, 2018L. Claudia Allen Senior Center1840 Mable Butler Drive
July 17, 2018Eola House512 East Washington Street (southeast corner of the park, Eola Drive and Central Blvd.)
August 21, 2018Orlando Police Headquarters1250 West South Street
September 18, 2018Wadeview Community Center & Pool
2177 South Summerlin Avenue
October 16, 2018Rock Lake Community Center440 North Tampa Avenue
November 20, 2018Pottery Studio363 North Parramore Avenue
December 18, 2018Dover Shores Community Center and Pool1400 Gaston Foster Road
All meetings are held at 11 a.m.

Agendas

May 15, 2018 Agenda
April 17, 2018 Agenda
March 20, 2018 Agenda
February 20, 2018 Agenda
January 16, 2018 Agenda
December 19, 2017 Agenda
November 21, 2017 Agenda
October 17, 2017 Agenda
September 19, 2017 Agenda
August 15, 2017 Agenda
July 18, 2017 Agenda
June 20, 2017 Agenda
May 16, 2017 Agenda
April 18, 2017 Agenda
March 21, 2017 Agenda
February 21, 2017 Agenda
January 17, 2017 Agenda

December 20, 2016 Agenda
November 15, 2016 Agenda
October 18, 2016 Agenda
September 20, 2016 Agenda
August 16, 2016 Agenda
July 19, 2016 Agenda
June 21, 2016 Agenda
May 17, 2016 Agenda

Previous Minutes

May 15, 2018 Minutes
April 17, 2018 Minutes
March 20, 2018 Minutes
February 20, 2018 Minutes
January 16, 2018 Minutes
December 19, 2017 Minutes
November 21, 2017 Minutes
October 10, 2017 Minutes
September 19, 2017 Minutes
August 15, 2017 Minutes
July 18, 2017 Minutes
June 20, 2017 Minutes
May 16, 2017 Minutes
April 18, 2017 Minutes
March 21, 2017 Minutes
February 21, 2017 Minutes
January 17, 2017 Minutes

December 20, 2016 Minutes
November 15, 2016 Minutes
October 18, 2016 Minutes
September 20, 2016 Minutes
August 16, 2016 Minutes
July 19, 2016 Minutes
July 6, 2016 Subcommittee Meeting Minutes
June 21, 2016 Minutes
May 17, 2016 Minutes
April 19, 2016 Minutes
March 15, 2016 Minutes
February 16, 2016 Minutes
January 19, 2016 Minutes

For information: Stacy Mahar, Department of Families, Parks & Recreation, 407.246.4320.

Authority: City Code, Chapter 2, Sections 2.150 .156.