Parks and Recreation Commission


Meetings take place on the third Monday of the month at 6 p.m.

The February 19, 2024  meeting has been canceled due to lack of quorum.


Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle

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District 1 - Tischa Becker

District 2 - Vacant

District 3 - Ellen Herrera

District 4 - Steven Etter

District 5 - Patricia French Barger

District 6 - Lisa Leiding

At-Large - Christopher Marsh


The Parks and Recreation Commission shall act in an advisory capacity to the Governing Body and shall advise and recommend to the Governing Body to insure the efficient, economical and comprehensive planning of parks and recreation.

Specific duties and responsibilities are:

-Assist in providing research for the annual budget development when requested to do so.

-Advise in the development of the parks and recreation programs.

-Recommend the needs and  policies for the the acquisition, development and improvement of parks and playgrounds through comprehensive long- and short-term planning and research.

-Analyze and recommend programs for all citizens.

-Perform duties as assigned by the Governing Body.

-Encourage development of intra-community council which will provide a format of information and cooperation between clubs, service organizations, schools and the Parks and Recreation Commission.


The Commission shall consist of seven members. One member of the Commission shall be appointed from each of the six City Council districts and each member shall reside in their respective district during their term. One member shall be a resident of the city, appointed at-large. Members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. The terms of appointment for commissioners shall be three years. The terms shall be staggered for overlapping terms.