The Cordova Recreation and Park District’s Board of Directors nomination period is open now through 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2018. The next general election is on Tuesday November 6, 2018. At the November election, three seats on the Board (currently held by Chairperson Inez Reyes, Secretary Brian Danzl and Director Terri Leimbach) will be up for election. The remaining two seats on the Board are currently held by Vice-Chairperson Michael Yearwood and Director Rick Sloan. Their terms end in 2020.
To be eligible to serve as a Board Member, candidates must be a voter within the Cordova Recreation and Park District and must be over 18 years of age. Board members must complete an Ethics training certification every 2 years and submit a Form-700 (Statement of Economic Interests) annually. For more information about the election and nomination processes visit Board of Directors Elections FAQ or reach out to Danielle Jones, Clerk of the Board and Executive Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors
As CRPD’s governing body, the Board of Directors is responsible for the budget and for setting policies that safeguard the vitality of the district. The five non-partisan members of the Board of Directors are elected to four-year terms by residents located within CRPD’s boundaries. The elected board is held accountable to the following laws that govern public officials: The Brown Act, California Public Records Act, FPPC Reporting Requirements and biannual ethics training.
The Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. in Chambers located on the first floor of 2729 Prospect Park Drive in Rancho Cordova, unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Board meetings are open to the public. Meeting agendas and board-approved minutes are available online or in person from the district office.
How can I communicate with the CRPD Board of Directors?
If you wish to communicate with the Board of Directors you can reach them directly by email (hyperlink). There is also a public comment period during every board meeting where the community can address district issues. The board can listen to comments, but state law prohibits the Board of Directors from discussing items that are not included in the agenda. To have an item added to the agenda, please submit a written request to the Clerk of the Board (hyperlink) by 5:00 p.m. three weeks prior to the meeting.
How do I apply to be on the Board of Directors?
CRPD’s Board of Directors is elected by residents of the district during the general election. There are five seats on the board. The four-year terms are staggered with general elections occurring during even-numbered years. For more information, contact Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections at 916-875-6451. You can also download Board of Directors Elections FAQ.
For questions about the Board election process: Board of Directors Elections FAQ.
For listing of Board Director compensations go to California State Controller Compensation Search (AB2040).
Inez Reyes, Chairperson
Inez Reyes is a retired workforce development employment and training administrator and real estate broker. Elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014.
Michael Yearwood, Vice-Chairperson
A resident of Rancho Cordova for over 40 years, Michael Yearwood also works and coaches youth leagues in the area. Appointed in 2015 and elected in 2016.
Brian Danzl, Secretary
An athletics coach and community volunteer, Brian Danzl was born and raised in Rancho Cordova where he now raises his family. Elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.
Rick Sloan is a longtime area resident, graphic artist and hobby photographer. Elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 and 2016.
An accountant with professional park district experience, Terri Leimbach is also a board member of the California Association of Park and Recreation Indemnity. Elected in 2014.