Recreation Advisory Commission


The mission of the Recreation Advisory Commission is to advocate for Durham Parks and Recreation and the Durham community.
The Recreation Advisory Commission works with the director of recreation and makes recommendations regarding recreation programs, facilities, resources and needs of the city.
The commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council. Members serve without compensation and must reside within the corporate city limits. City and County taxes must not reflect any delinquency at the time of submission of the application.

Regular Meetings

  • 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • The 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • Parks and Recreation Department
    400 Cleveland Street
    Durham, NC 27701




  • Gene Carleton, Chair
  • David Green, Vice Chair
  • Vernetta Alston, City Council Liaison
  • Lynda Merritt, City Staff
  • Marge Clemons, Member
  • Konstantinos Harlan, Member
  • David Fellerath, Member
  • Kevin Lloyd, Member
  • Rebecca Reyes, Mayor's Appointee
  • Beth Timson, Member
  • Frank White, Member
Recreation Advisory Commission