Recreation Commission

Overview

The board of recreation commissioners shall have full control over all lands, playgrounds and recreation places acquired or leased under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:12 and may adopt a board seal, suitable rules, regulations and bylaws for the use thereof, and the conduct of all persons while on or using the same; and any person who shall violate any of such rules, regulations or bylaws shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.

Meetings

  • 7:30 pm
  • 1st Monday of every month (unless otherwise noted)
  • In compliance with N.J.S.A 10:4-8D (Open Public Meeting Act), the Westfield Recreation Commission wishes to advise the public that it will hold its regular meetings for 2021 on the following days: 
    • January 11th
    • February 1st
    • March 1st
    • April 5th 
    • May 3rd
    • June 7th
    • July 12th
    • No meeting is scheduled for August
    • September 13th
    • October 4th
    • November 1st
    • December 6th
  • Recreation Conference Room of the Municipal Building
    425 E Broad Street
    Westfield, NJ 07090

Members

  • Jennifer Gilman, Chair
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Monica Bergin
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Amy Berman
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Ron Feldman

    Term Expires: December 31, 2022

  • Russell Howell

    Term Expires: December 31, 2021

  • Liz Chacko

    Term Expires: December 31, 2023

  • Jeffrey Perella

    Term Expires: December 31, 2022

  • Tony Stewart

    Term Expires: December 31, 2022

  • Roselle Schjong

    Unexpired Term: December 31, 2022

  • Jeffrey Perella

    Term Expires: December 31, 2022

  • Timothy Simon, Alternate One

    Term Expires: December 31, 2022

  • Jonathan Glackin, Alternate Two

    Term Expires: December 31, 2021

  • Council Liaison: Scott Katz
  • BOE Liaison: Robert Garrison

Additional Member Information

  • 3-year term
  • 9 members and 2 Alternates
  • Mayor Appointment/Council Consent

Overview

The Recreation Commission is made up of 11 members and holds its meetings once a month at the Municipal Building. The Commission has a responsibility to determine and formulate policies for the effective management of park and recreation services. It also supports and sets policy for the recreation department staff. In addition, it functions as a liaison between the Board of Education, the Mayor, and the Town Council.

The board of recreation commissioners shall have full control over all lands, playgrounds, and recreation places acquired or leased under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:12 and may adopt a board seal, suitable rules, regulations, and bylaws for the use thereof, and the conduct of all persons while on or using the same; and any person who shall violate any of such rules, regulations or bylaws shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and minutes for Recreation Commission meetings can be found here