Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of January, March, May, September and November
  • Parks and Recreation Office
    702 N Tollgate Road
    Bel Air MD 21014



  • Leight D. Collins
    Term expires: December 2018
  • Richard S. Howe
    Term expires: December 2018
  • Linda A. James
    Term expires: December 2018


  • Thomas C. Mottley
    Term expires: December 2018
  • Thomas M. Walsh
    Term expires: December 2018     
  • Krystin B. Porcella 
    Term expires: December 2018

Membership Information

This board consists of 7 qualified voters of the county. Not more than 4 members of the board can be members of the same political party.

Created By

  • Article XXIII, Section 9-143 of the Harford County Code

In A Brief

  • The board works with the Director of Parks and Recreation to oversee public recreation for the citizens.


Members are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Members will serve coterminous with the County Executive. The County Executive will designate a member of the board as chair.


A summary of their duties include:
  • The board will make recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council relating to plans, policies, and programs for public recreation.
  • The board will make suggestions concerning the organization of recreation councils, the operations and maintenance of public parks and the acquisition of land for public parks.
  • The board will work closely with the Director of Parks & Recreation on all proposed plans, policies, or programs concerning parks and recreation in the county.