RAC is a commission of 12 community members, jointly appointed by the Board of Education and City Council, to advise both entities about public recreation matters. RAC's role includes:
RAC began as the Citizens' Recreation Board in 1957 by resolutions of the Ann Arbor City Council and the Ann Arbor Board of Education. The resolution acknowledged the joint effort of both the City and Schools to see that recreational programs are effectively carried on to meet the public recreation needs of the entire community. The resolution was the result of the work of a large community-based committee representing 70 community agencies named the Citizens' Committee on Public Recreation. They recommended the development of a broad recreation program, jointly sponsored by the City Council and the Board of Education.
RAC generally meets four times each year at 6:30 p.m. at the Rec & Ed offices, 1515 S Seventh St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, inside Pioneer High School. Meetings are open to the public, and provide an opportunity for public commentary. The projected meeting schedule for 2016-17 will be: September 13, December 6, February 7 and April 11. If you plan to attend a meeting, please call 734-994-2300 ext. 53102 to confirm the date and time. The Commission usually does not meet in July and August.
Six members are appointed by the Board of Education and six members are appointed by City Council. Commissioners' terms are for 3 years, renewable once.
Current Members are: Chairperson Katie Lewit, Vice-Chairperson Chris King, Cameron Frost, Jane Taylor, Ruth Kraut, Patti Smith. Kaitlyn Dougherty, Tim Genyk, Angela Johnson
For comments, suggestions, concerns, or to apply to serve as a RAC Commissioner, contact Jenna Bacolor via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to RAC, Rec & Ed, 1515 S Seventh, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, or phone 994-2300, ext. 53101.