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.


To access archived agendas and minutes, please click here.

2019 Roster

Mark F. Balys

First District – 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

First District – 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

Second District – Supervisor Spiegel

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

Second District – Supervisor Spiegel

Daniel Hake was appointed to the Riverside County Regional Park & Open Space District Advisory Commission in 2008. He previously served for six years as a member and chairman of the Riverside County Advisory Committee on Substance Abuse Programs. He retired in 2009 from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department after 31-years of service and his educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Behavioral Science. Mr. Hake has resided in Riverside County for 30-years and enjoys participating in various outdoor actives with his family. He is also active in the community as a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Corona.

Robin Reid, Vice Chair

Third District – Supervisor Washington

Ms. Reid has been a resident of Riverside County for over four decades.  Relocating from the Imperial Valley to the Palo Verde Valley, Robin grew up enjoying the outdoors with activities such as fishing, hunting, shooting, hiking and playing on the Colorado River.  Robin and her husband enjoy hiking and off-roading with their dogs in the mountains and valleys surrounding the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley.  She has a great love for the outdoors and appreciates thoughtful planning for recreation spaces and activities, as well as the preservation of natural habitats and open space. Ms. Reid has been a legislative and policy advisor in both the California State Legislature and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.  She holds an undergraduate degree in Social and Behavioral Science and attended California Southern Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor degree.

Anthony Migliore

Third District – 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.

Bob Grady, Chair

Fourth District – 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

Fourth District – Supervisor Perez

Daniel 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 issue of Palm Springs Life Magazine, Hugh is also on the Habitat for Humanity of 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 them 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.  High 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.


Fourth District – Supervisor Perez

Rick Croy

Fifth District – Supervisor Hewitt

Rick and his wife Kelley have lived in Southwest Riverside County for the past 20 years.  As an avid equestrian, Rick has seen the rapid growth of the area and has a passion for presering all tail types which improve the overall quality of life for all resident.

Thomas Giedroyce

Fifth District – Supervisor Hewitt

A retired printing industry professional with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Printing Management.

He has been involved in the city of Menifee since its incorporation in 2008 in a number of volunteer positions and activities. Including serving as Vice Chair of the city’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Governance Structure. A member of the city’s Menifee Citizen’s Advisory Committee. And a member of the Menifee Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission which was created in 2014. While on the commission he has also served as its chairman and as its vice chairman.

He and his wife have been residents of Riverside County for over twenty years. They are avid horsemen who enjoy rural living and have bred, raised and trained show and pleasure horses.

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