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Sugar Land, TX News – Candidates for City’s New PARCS Board Needed

Sugar Land, TX News (June 30, 2014) - Sugar Land is accepting applications for the new Parks, Art, Recreation, Culture, and Streetscapes (PARCS) Board.

City Council approved the creation of the board on June 17. The new PARCS Board expands the duties of the previous Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to include a focus on developing a public art plan, evaluating future funding sources for the arts, and establishing a granting program.

The nine-member board will offer an opportunity for citizens to help guide parks, recreation, and cultural initiatives by providing input, feedback, and advice on projects and programs that enrich the visual and aesthetic environment of the City.

The board will provide guidance for long-term planning, goals, and objectives for parks, recreation, public art, cultural activities, streetscapes, and urban forestry programs.

Citizens selected by City Council will work with the City to develop recommendations that:

  • enhance leisure and cultural opportunities;
  • preserve natural resources; and
  • create a park system that meets the needs of the community by providing green spaces, recreation, art, and culture.

Ideal candidates should possess skills and qualifications related to parks, art, recreation, culture, and streetscapes. Examples include people who have served as a parks, art or recreation advocate; landscape architect; architect; interior designer; urban planner; fine arts professional or educator; arts historian; administrator or curator; business or education leader; or philanthropist.

Applications may be submitted at through July 18 at 5 p.m.

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