Boards and Commissions

Canton Joint Recreation District Board


The Canton Joint Recreation District's purpose is to:

(a) Develop a year-round program of recreational activities with the Canton City School District and the City of Canton.
(b) Maintain and supervise all public recreation programs and facilities that may be placed at the disposal of the Recreation Board.
(c) Cooperate with all bodies, organizations, groups and individuals in developing, supervising and maintaining a well rounded public recreation program for the citizens of the Canton City School District including children, youth and adults.

Meeting Times

Meetings are held on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:30 AM at the Recreation Office at 1414 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH 44714.

Appointment Process: Council confirmation is required.

Current Members


Appointed Term Expires
Erin Thompson 10/28/13 12/31/15
Brian Skiles 6/18/12  12/31/16
Donald Peterson III 1/1/13 12/31/17
Ida Ross Freeman   No Expiration
John Rinaldi   No Expiration

Membership Requirements:  Members must be residents of the City of Canton.

Term Length:  5 years


Members serve without compensation.


Ohio Revised Code 755.12-.181

If you would like to apply to serve on this commission or to recommend someone to serve, please send or fax a cover letter and resume to:

Office of Mayor William J. Healy II
ATTN: Boards and Commissions
218 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH  44702

FAX: 330-489-3282

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