Essex County Virginia

Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

Essex County Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

Purpose of the Commission.
The Commission is established and empowered to review and advise upon existing and develop new proposed programs, policies, fees, and procedures deemed appropriate for the equitable, efficient and effective coordination and delivery of sports, athletics and other recreational opportunities for citizens of Essex County of all ages. The Commission will consult and advise the Board of Supervisors in matters affecting the acquisition and disposal of lands and properties related to the total community recreation program, and to its long-range, projected program for recreation. The Commission is advisory in nature and its findings and recommendations implemented in cooperation with and at the discretion of the Essex County Department of Parks & Recreation (hereinafter the Department) and the Board of Supervisors.

The following specific matters and functions are assigned to the Commission:
(a). To review existing and recommend upon new proposed administrative policies and procedures of the Department relating directly to the structure, relationship, roles and responsibilities between the Department and organized recreation associations, clubs and groups operating in Essex County.
(b). To review existing and recommend upon new proposed fees and charges to be levied by the Department for participation in recreation programs and use of County recreation and parks facilities. All proposed fees and charges are subject to the Board of Supervisors approval prior to implementation.
(c). To develop improved communication and coordination between the Department, organized recreation associations, clubs and groups operating in Essex County, and the general public regarding recreational opportunity ties and programs.
(d). To act as a forum and point of contact for input from the public and consumers of recreational programs for the expression of concerns or suggestions regarding the organization, operation and conduct of such programs and activities in Essex County.

Member Name        First Appointed     Term Expires
A. Fleet Dillard III   Vice Chairman    12/01/2014   11/30/2022 
George Jennings       07/14/2016   11/30/2022
Richard C.L. Moncure Jr.   Chairman   12/01/2014   11/30/2022
Benjamin Whanger       08/12/2021   11/30/2025
Dana Bartholomew       11/17/2020   01/01/2024



Resolution and Charter


The next meeting of the Advisory Commission is November 8th at 6:00 PM in the County Administration Building located at 202 South Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA.

For Information please call Kay Carlton, Director of Essex County Parks and Recreation at 804-445-0303 or email at [email protected].