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Board of Park Commissioners

The Board of Park Commissioners is a three-member body whose members according to state law are appointed by the Presiding Judge of the Butler County Probate Court for three-year terms. Park Commissioners are VOLUNTEERS who serve without pay and make the policy decisions needed to chart the future course for Butler County’s park system.

The Board has a monthly regular meeting, usually the third Tuesday of the month, beginning at 3:00 p.m. which is open to the public. Board meeting locations are subject to change so please contact the MetroParks Administrative Headquarters prior to each meeting to verify the location or look for additional meeting information on this website.

Anyone wishing to address the Board of Park Commissioners should contact Jonathan Granville, Executive Director, at 513-867-5835 in advance to discuss scheduling and placement of topics on the appropriate meeting agenda. You can also send an email to commissioner@YourMetroParks.net.



Cynamon Trokhan
President

Cynamon Trokhan was sworn in by Probate Judge Randy Rogers in February 2010 to serve her first term, finishing the term of former Commissioner Kathleen Klink. Trokhan was re-appointed and sworn-in by Judge Rogers in January 2012 to a new 3-year term. She is currently serving as President.

Trokhan completed both undergraduate and law degrees at Case Western Reserve University and is an estate planning, corporate and real estate attorney with Parrish, Marcum, Hirka & Trokhan Co., LPA. Trokhan is also involved with Great Miami Valley YMCA, The Presbyterian Church of Hamilton, Hamilton Junior Women's League, St. Joseph Consolidated School, Badin High School and Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

She resides in Hamilton with her husband, two daughters and two pygmy goats.




Gregory T. Amend
Vice President

Gregory Amend was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in January 1998 and was sworn in for his 6th term in 2013. He is currently serving as Vice-President.

He is Chairman of Valco Cincinnati and currently serves as President of the Lakota Family YMCA. He is a former Liberty Township trustee and a past board member of Mercy-Fairfield Hospital. He is a member of both the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He and his wife have five children and reside in Liberty Township.




Edward L. Dwyer
Member

Edward L. Dwyer, who is currently serving as a member of the Board of Park Commissioners, was appointed in 2006 to complete the unexpired 3 year term of the late John O’Neill. He was reappointed in 2013 and is current term in office runs through 2015. He is a Senior Vice-President at US Bank and serves on the Government Relations Committee of the American Banking Association. Additionally, Mr. Dwyer is the Director of Leadership and a faculty member of Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle Washington.

He and his wife live in West Chester Township and have two children.




Jonathan R. Granville
Executive Director

Jonathan R. Granville has been Executive Director of the MetroParks since September of 2007. Mr. Granville is a 30-year plus veteran in the field of parks having held Director, Secretary and other management positions at three other Ohio metropolitan park districts prior to joining MetroParks of Butler County. As Executive Director, he reports directly to the Board of Park Commissioners, implements the policy and/or budgetary directives of the Board and leads the MetroParks staff team.

He and his wife live in Monroe and have 2 grown children.


Past Park Commissioners


Gilbert E. Condo, June 1955-December 1968
Charles W. Denny, Jr., June 1955-December 1957
Earl H. Thompson, June 1955-December 1958
William K. Robinson, January 1958-December 1969
Earnest A. Hively, January 1959-December 1961
M. David Urmston, January 1962-December 1964
Joseph P. Wespiser, III, January 1965-December 1972
George C. Cummins, January 1969-October 1979
John C. Dillon, January 1970-December 1975
Raymond D. Bourne, January 1973-June 1979
Bruce L. Peters, Jr, January 1976-December 1978
Robert E. Hagan, January 1979-December 1983
James A. Wespiser, July 1979-December 1988
David R. Eichel, November 1979-December 1986
William E. Rathman, January 1984-December 1989
Willis H. Harbaum, January 1987-December 1999
Carol F. Shrider, January 1988-December 1991
Leonard L. Robinson, January 1990-December 1992
Linda Sue Amend, January 1992-December 1997
Richard Slagle, January 1993-December 1995
Stanley D. Rullman, January 1996-December 2001
John M. O'Neill, January 2002-July 2006
Jacqueline R. Parrish, January 2000-July 2008
Kathleen L. Klink, August 2008-January 2010

Current Board of Park Commissioners:
Gregory T. Amend, January 1998-
Edward L. Dwyer, September 2006-
Cynamon T. Trokhan, February 2010-

Agenda and Minutes

Agenda
October 21, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
October 31, 2014 Special Board Meeting Minutes
September 19, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
August 12, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
August 12, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
July 21, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
June 17, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
May 20, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
April 15, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
March 27, 2014 Special Board Meeting Minutes
March 18, 2014 Special Board Meeting Minutes
January 23, 2104 Special Board Meeting Minutes
January 28, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
February 28, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Intern, Park Connections Program
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Job Title: Park Maintenance Technician
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Job Title: Bartender/Host
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Employment Application Form

Rules and Laws

MetroParks Rules and Regulations
Concussion in Youth Sports: Ohio's Return-to-Play Law

Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity
Farmland Lease Information
Wildlife Management Policy Controlled Bowhunting Program
Records Management
Geocaching Policy
Trail Accessibility Guide
Policy Governing the Use of Other Power Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD) On MetroParks Trails, etc.
Catering Policy

Annual Reports

Annual Report Summary
Volunteers
Programs and Special Events
Public Safety

Request for Proposal / Bid Opportunities

Request for Qualifications for Professional Design Services
Invitation to Bid LEGAL NOTICE

Public Forms

Athletic Complex Policy
Memorial Bench Donation Program
Rentschler Forest MetroPark & Chrisholm MetroPark Master Plans
Preliminary Tax Budget - 2015
2014 Spring and Summer MetroParks Program Guide
2014 Middletown Community Garden Packet
Crazy Cardboard Regatta Flyer
Crazy Cardboard Regatta Boat Registration & Rules
Crazy Cardboard Regatta Booth Rental Form
Crazy Cardboard Regatta Sponsorship Proposal
Crazy Cardboard Regatta Sponsor Registration Form
Request for Special Permission or Waiver of a MetroParks Rule or Regulation
Bow Hunting Application
Public Records Request Form
Special Event Policy for Non-MetroParks Event
Donation Form
Request for a Credit Form

Staff Forms

Employee Time Sheet (PDF)
Overtime Pre-Authorization Form (PDF)
Request for Leave Form
Request for Reimbursement Form
Mileage Reimbursement Form
PO Request Form
Gasoline Usage Log
Pesticide Use Record
Pre Authorization Form - Part Time
Pioneer Church is now closed for the winter and will re-open in April 2015.
Social Outings Professinal Outings
Administrative Office 2051 Timberman Road     |     Hamilton, Ohio 45013     |     (513) 867-5835