Recreation Advisory Committee

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Recreation Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) Board of Directors regarding plans, policies, programs, and projects relating to McKinleyville's parks, facilities, open space maintenance zones and recreation activities.


Meetings are open to the public.  Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at the MCSD conference room (1656 Sutter Road).  Additional meetings may be held if deemed necessary.  All meetings are noticed in compliance with State and Federal law.

Meeting agenda's may be found HERE

Number of Members

Nine (9) regular members (Voting Members) up to two of which may be High School students

Two (2) alternate member (Voting Member)

One (1) McKinleyville Area Fund Representative (Voting Member)

One (1) MCSD Board Representative (Non-voting member)

Terms of Office

The Recreation Advisory Committee is an advisory Board appointed by the MCSD Board of Directors.  The annual expiration date of appointment shall be December 31.  Appointment terms are as follows:

        Regular members:                               Four (4) years

        MCSD Board representative:                  Varies depending on appointment

        McKinleyville Area Fund representative:  Four (4) years

        High School students:                           Two (2) years


How to Participate


  • 1 Regular Member Vacancy
  • 2 Alternate Member Vacancies

Members of the Recreation Advisory Committee must be resident electors of the McKinleyville Community Services District.  Interested individuals should file a letter of interest that states their interests and qualifications. Student members must be nominated by the McKinleyville High School Principal. Letters of interest may be mailed to:

        McKinleyville Parks and Recreation
        PO Box 2037
        McKinleyville, CA 95519
Recreation Advisory Committee Voting Member List
  • John Kulstad-Chair (McKinleyville Area Fund representative)
  • Charlie Caldwell-Vice Chair
  • Jeff Dunk
  • Chad Sefcik
  • John Calkins
  • David Coelho
  • Beth Frink
  • Laura Bridy
  • Ben Winker

Director David Couch is the MCSD Board Liaison to the Recreation Advisory Committee and is a non-voting member.

For more information, please call Lesley Frisbee at the District office at 839-9003.