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Recreation 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 as needed at the Recreation Office at 1414 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH 44714.

Current Members

Recreation Board Members

Seat Designation Term Expires
Brian Skiles Mayor Appointee 12/31/21
Donald Peterson Mayor Appointee 12/31/17
Ronald Lemmo Mayor Appointee 12/31/20
Ida Ross Freeman Board of Education No Expiration
John Rinaldi Board of Education No Expiration

Membership Requirements  

Members must be residents of the City of Canton. Council confirmation is required.

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 Thomas M. Bernabei
ATTN: Boards and Commissions
218 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH  44702

FAX: 330-489-3282

Last updated 4/8/2016

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