On July 19, 1965, the Allen County Park Board was formed. On July 28, 1965 their first meeting was held. The original 5-member board was appointed by the Circuit Court Judge of Allen County.

The goal of this board was to serve the citizens of Allen County with park areas for recreation and also to acquire large areas of land to help ensure conservation and preservation of our natural resources.

In 1985, the Allen County Park and Recreation Board was re-established in accordance with the amended Indiana Park and Recreation Ordinance dated July 19, 1965, as authorized by Indiana Code 36-10-3. Under this amended ordinance, the 5-member board was increased to a 7-member board and became effective April 18, 1985.

These seven members are appointed by five sources rather than only one source under the original ordinance. Members are appointed as follows:

2-members appointed by the Circuit Court Judge;
2-members appointed by the County Council;
1-member appointed by the County Commissioners;
1-member selected by’ the’ County Extension Committee; and
1-member appointed by the Mayor of Fort Wayne.

Each member serves a staggered term.
They currently meet on the 2nd Thursday, on a bi-monthly basis, on an as-needed basis, and in accordance with Indiana Code, they will conduct an executive session for special concerns such as real estate options or personnel matters. The Park Board is under the authority of both the Allen County Commissioners and County Council

Current Park Board Members:

Samuel Gregory Jr. – President
Kim Stacey – Vice President
Ricky Kemery – Secretary
Matthew Henry  - Member
Mitch Sheppard – Member
William Crowley- Member
Stephanie Veit- Member
Carrie Hawk-Gutman – Park Board Attorney

Meetings are at 4 PM the 2nd Thursday on a bi-monthly basis, alternating between Fox Island and Metea County Parks.

MEETING DATES, AGENDAS, & MINUTES

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2012  Meeting Dates (all dates are tentative)

January 12, 2012 – Fox Island County Park – Agenda  Minutes
March 8, 2012 –  Metea County Park  Agenda  Minutes
May 10, 2012  - Fox Island County Park Agenda  Minutes
July 12, 2012  - Metea County Park
September 13, 2012  - Fox Island County Park
November 8, 2012  - Metea County Park
January 10, 2013  - Fox Island County Park

2011 Meeting Dates (all dates are tentative)

January 13, 2011 – Fox Island County Park – Agenda Minutes
March 10, 2011 – Metea County Park – Agenda Minutes
May 12, 2011 – Fox Island County Park – Agenda Minutes
July 14, 2011 – Metea County Park- CANCELLED
August 10, 2011 – Metea County Park – Agenda  Minutes
September 8, 2011 – Metea County Park – CANCELLED
November 10, 2011 – Metea County Park – Agenda Minutes

2010 Meeting Dates

January 14, 2010 – Fox Island County Park – Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2010 – Metea County Park – Agenda Minutes
May 13, 2010 – Fox Island County Park – Rescheduled see June
June 10, 2010 - Metea County Park – Agenda Minutes
July 8, 2010 – Fox Island County Park – Rescheduled see August
August 2, 2010 – Metea County Park - Agenda Minutes
September 9, 2010 – Fox Island County Park – Cancelled
November 10, 2010 – Metea County Park – Agenda Minutes

For 2007 through 2009  agendas and minutes please contact superintendent@allencountyparks.org