Park and Activities Commission

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Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Video

2020 P&A Commission 

Lou Persichina, Chair
Lisa Pope, Vice Chair
 Judy Bain
Valerie Ciarolla
 Jeff Romanelli
Ryan McCormick 
Kirk Retz

The Parks and Activities (P&A)Commission serves in an advisory role to the City Council in matters pertinent to the City’s extensive system of parks, trails, and open spaces.  The Park and Activities Commission also helps organize the annual City Celebration, The Hills Are Alive 10K/5K Run-5K Walk, the Tracy Austin Doubles Tennis Tournament, and serves as the Board of Directors for the Pepper Tree Foundation. 

Upon recommendation of the Mayor and appointment by the Council, seven residents of the City serve as volunteers on the Park and Activities Commission. In all cases, their actions are subject to review and final approval by the City Council. Each year, the City Council may appoint new Commissioners if a vacancy exists.

For questions regarding the appointment process or to submit an application, please contact Lauren Pettit, City Clerk at (310) 377-1577, ext. 102 or by e-mail at


Meeting Times: Regular meetings are held in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. the THIRD MONDAY of each month. For Park & Activities Commission Agendas, Minutes and Video, please click HERE.

Qualifications: Each of the Commissioners must be a resident of the City and is appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the City Council.  Members of the P&A Commission may not serve the City Council nor on another City Commission simultaneously. Commissioners may not be City of Rolling Hills Estates employees.

Compensation: No compensation is provided to City Commissioners

Correspondence: Written correspondence to the Park and Activities Commission may be forwarded to Community Services Supervisor, Cynthia Morquecho