Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

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The Parks & Recreation Committee was established by the City Council on November 2, 2015 by Resolution No. 1939.

Meeting Schedule

**May 22, 2017 Meeting cancelled due to lack of quorum.**

Meets the 4th Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Members

Committee Member Address Email Term Exp.
Councilmember Todd Winters 16735 Pratt St. twinters@gardnerkansas.gov ex-officio
Jim Dean 30170 W. 159th St. Jim.Dean@gardnerkansas.gov 12/2019
Jeff Cordray 650 S. Juniper jeff.cordray@gardnerkansas.gov 12/2018
John Bolyard 621 Stone Creek Dr. John.Bolyard@gardnerkansas.gov 12/2017
Laura Nofsinger 454 Birch St. Laura.Nofsinger@gardnerkansas.gov 12/2017
Molly Keehn 18316 S. Spruce St. Molly.Keehn@gardnerkansas.gov 12/2018

 

Biographical Committee Member Information:

Jim Dean

Career: President: Gardner Area Market - Central Bank of the Midwest
Civic Involvement: Gardner Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Johnson County EDC, Gardner's Sesquicentennial Celebration and Festival on the Trails
Education: BSE Kansas State Teacher's College, Emporia, KS

John Bolyard

Career: PRA Health Sciences in the Project Management Office performing risk identification and escalation to senior management. Previous: Commission analyst and project/program manager for Sprint and church treasurer in Gardner
Civic Involvement: Gardner baseball umpire, as well as a flag football and basketball referee.
Education: BS in Finance from Northwestern Missouri State University
Other Biographical Information: Gardner resident since 2004; wife and two children ages 9 and 6

Laura Nofsinger

Career: Technical Switch Ops Tech at Centurylink; Part-time for Carpet Direct Kansas City
Civic Involvement: Voting member of Ducks Unlimited; Volunteer at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farmstead; Volunteer with Christmas in October; Meals on Wheels volunteer; Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
Education: BS with dual emphasis in Network Communications and Business Management at DeVry University
Other Biographical Information: Married with 2 children; attend New Life Community Church

Molly Keehn

Career: Blue Valley Recreation, Program Coordinator - 1997-current
Civic: Member of Kansas Recreation and Park Association, National Recreation and Park Association; Wheatridge Site Council - 2 years
Education: BS in Recreation from Emporia State University
Other Biographical Information: Married with five children; Member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church

Jeff Cordray

Career: Class "A" licensed general contractor serving the KC Metro for the past ten years 
Civic: Served on the City of Gardner's Streets, Sidewalks and Stormwater Advisory Committee
Education:  Attended Gardner-Edgerton High School, Baker University and Johnson County Community College.
Other Biological Information:  Married with three children; Gardner resident since 1992; Active member of New Life Community Church.

Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes