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District Advisory Commission 2018-05-22T20:32:11+00:00

District Advisory Commission

The Park District Advisory Commission (DAC) was established by the Park District Board of Directors (Riverside County Board of Supervisors) on June 28, 1994. The purpose of the Commission is to advise and make recommendations to the Board concerning the planning, acquisition, development, and use of parks and open space in unincorporated portions of Riverside County.

Additionally, the Commission is to advise the Board on matters relating to the acquisition, development, maintenance, and promotion of regional recreation trails in the County, and matters relating to the conservation and propagation of fish and game in the County.

To apply for a vacant commissioner position, please contact the Board of Supervisor for your district.

The District Advisory Commission generally meets bi-monthly on the first Thursday of the following months: January, March, May, July, September and November. The agenda gives the meeting location. Occasionally the meeting date will change, and the agenda will reflect the new date.

 Agenda

May 3, 2018

 Minutes

March 1, 2018

To access archived agendas and minutes, please click here.

2018 Roster

Mark F. Balys

District I – Supervisor Jeffries

Born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York Mr. Balys graduated from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA and from U.C. Riverside. After a 34 year career with the Riverside County Planning Department he retired as Deputy Planning Director. Since 1980 he has been on the Board of Directors of Altura Credit Union and is currently Vice-Chairman of the board. Mark has served Habitat for Humanity Riverside as a volunteer, board member, two-term past president, and most recently as Director of Fund Development. He and his wife Pam, a teacher at Matthew Gage Middle School, reside in Riverside. He was appointed to the Regional Park District Commission by Supervisor Bob Buster in 2010.

 Amie Kinne, Vice Chair

District I – Supervisor Jeffries

Amie Kinne was appointed to the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District Advisory Commission on December 11, 2012. Ms. Kinne also serves as the Chair of the Riverside County Trails Committee. She grew up on the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Wisconsin. While being surrounded by vast open spaces and plenty of wildlife, her foundation of conservation and appreciation of nature was born. Ms. Kinne later moved to Southern California when she attended the University of California, Irvine. She has been actively reaching out to like-minded people as an equestrian, hiker, and photographer. She supports various conservancy groups, participates in clean ups, and has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America. Ms. Kinne enjoys reading field guidebooks and refers to herself as an amateur naturalist in training.

Jon Christensen

District II – Supervisor Tavaglione

Jon Christensen, originally appointed to the OHV Commission in 2010, was appointed to the OHVR Commission in February 2011 when it was formed under the Park District. Mr. Christensen was born and raised in Riverside County where his family settled and started farming in the 1880s. He spent nine years in the U.S. military, both in active duty and with the National Guard. He also volunteered for the U.S. Forest Service in the local Mountains. Mr. Christensen graduated from AMU with a degree in Management. He currently works for the County of Riverside’s Treasurer Tax-Collector department as the Assistant Director where his daily operations include collecting 3 billion dollars of tax revenue and investing the County’s 5.5 billion dollar AAA rated investment pool. Mr. Christensen, who is extremely active in the outdoors, enjoys hunting, camping, and riding motorcycles with his wife, two children, and son-in-law. He believes that OHV riding with his family has shaped his appreciation for our great outdoors and the recreational opportunities it provides.

Daniel Hake

District II – Supervisor Tavaglione

Jon Christensen, originally appointed to the OHV Commission in 2010, was appointed to the OHVR Commission in February 2011 when it was formed under the Park District. Mr. Christensen was born and raised in Riverside County where his family settled and started farming in the 1880s. He spent nine years in the U.S. military, both in active duty and with the National Guard. He also volunteered for the U.S. Forest Service in the local Mountains. Mr. Christensen graduated from AMU with a degree in Management. He currently works for the County of Riverside’s Treasurer Tax-Collector department as the Assistant Director where his daily operations include collecting 3 billion dollars of tax revenue and investing the County’s 5.5 billion dollar AAA rated investment pool. Mr. Christensen, who is extremely active in the outdoors, enjoys hunting, camping, and riding motorcycles with his wife, two children, and son-in-law. He believes that OHV riding with his family has shaped his appreciation for our great outdoors and the recreational opportunities it provides.

Cois Byrd

District III – Supervisor Washington

Following his discharge from active duty, Cois joined the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, eventually rising to the top leadership role in the agency, having been elected to Sheriff in 1987 and re-elected in 1991. Cois graduated from Riverside City College, California State University, and the University of Southern California. His professional affiliations are many, as are his commitment to community activities over a long and impressive career. Cois is married to Evelyn and they have two adult children. In additional to serving as a District Advisory Commissioner, Cois is a member of the Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation Advisory Council. He also continues to lead efforts to establish a County Law Enforcement and Public Safety Museum to preserve and share the artifacts and history that has been gathered for more than a century.

Anthony Migliore

District III – Supervisor Washington

Anthony Migliore was raised in Orange County and graduated from Cal-State Fullerton with a degree in International Marketing. He was accepted into the Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola Florida where he was commissioned as a Naval Officer and earned his wings. He earned his Masters Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California. After serving 21 years in numerous flying positions throughout the world, he retired from Naval service and settled with his family in the Temecula wine country. Mr. Migliore was a defense contractor and currently a General Contractor and partner in CLM Corporation. He is married to the former Susan Eaves of Sacramento and has three sons in College. His family enjoys County Parks and he is dedicated to developing and maintaining a wide spectrum of recreational areas in the County. He has served on Riverside County Commissions before serving as the 3rd District representative on the Parks and Open Space Commission.

Vacant

District IV – Supervisor Perez

Bob Grady

District IV – Supervisor Perez

Robert “Bob” Grady has been serving on the District Advisory Commission representing District IV and the Palo Verde Valley since 2005. He is a 36 year law enforcement veteran who retired as Chief of Police with the City of Blythe in 2004. He holds a degree in Public Service Management from the University of Redlands and an AA in Criminal Justice from Palo Verde College. He holds a California lifetime community college teaching credential. Mr.Grady also sits as Chair of the School Attendance Review Board with the Palo Verde Unified School District.

Daniel Hugh Van Horn, Chair

District IV – Supervisor Perez

Hugh Van Horn, a longtime resident of Riverside County, was appointed as a District IV representative in July 2012. Hugh grew up in the Southwest part of the county and currently lives in Indio. He is the Branch Manager for International City Mortgage in Indian Wells, and also served as one of the co-chairs for the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival. Named one of Palm Springs 40 under 40 in the October 2010 issue of Palm Springs Life Magazine, Hugh is also on the Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley Family Selection Committee. In 2011, Hugh graduated from Leadership Coachella Valley, a program designed to identify, motivate and develop future community leaders. Prior to his career in the mortgage industry, Hugh performed in various theaters and theme parks around Southern California including The Welk Resort, Disneyland, Legoland, South Bay Civic Light Opera, Musical Theater West, and Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, just to name a few. Hugh and his wife Jeni have three young children and family is one of the most important things in his life. He believes that the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District provides a great service to its communities by providing places where families can share great moments and grow closer together.

Martin Rosen

District V – Supervisor Ashley

Martin Rosen was appointed to the District Advisory Commission in 2014. He has a B.S. in Biology from Brooklyn College, a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the City University of New York, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from New York University. He has a vast work history in the field of medicine, including research, pathology, and lecturing. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health in London, a member of The Royal Dublin Society, The New York Academy of Sciences, and The American Association for the Advancement of Science. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Staten Island Zoo, the College of Staten Island Association Board of Directors, the College Council Executive Board, and the Board of Directors of the Oasis Homeowners Association where he served as the Vice-President and the President. He was appointed to the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) for the City of Menifee and served on the Menifee Advisory Committee (MCAC) to the City Council as Vice-Chair, appointed by the Mayor. He was also appointed as a Director of the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) Advisory Board.

Bill Zimmerman

District V – Supervisor Ashley

Bill Zimmerman, a Menifee resident for over 25 years recognizes the importance of quality recreational opportunities for county residents. He is married, with an adult daughter. Mr. Zimmerman has served Riverside County as an Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation (OHVR) Commissioner and as Chairman of the County Trails Committee. In 2008, he served on the City of Menifee’s inaugural Planning Commission, and is currently a city Parks, Recreation and Trails Commissioner. Mr. Zimmerman is very active with local service organizations. He is past president of Arts Council Menifee, and serves on the Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Club of Menifee Valley and the Menifee Valley Historical Association. In addition, Mr. Zimmerman was elected to the Governing Board of Trustees for Mt. San Jacinto College District.

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