January 16, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
APEX PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT
13150 West 72nd Avenue – Arvada, Colorado 80005 – 303.424.2739
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
January 16, 2020
CALL TO ORDER
President Glenn called to order the January 16, 2020 meeting of the Board of Directors of Apex Park and Recreation District, held at 6:30 pm at the Apex Center Randall Room, 13150 W. 72nd Avenue, Arvada, CO. Board members in attendance were: Jeff Glenn, Ken Harrell, Vicki Pyne, and Liz Tomsula. Director Allen was absent. District staff members present were Lauri Dannemiller – Executive Director; Carrie Gomer; Theresa Hynes; Jeff Leniger; Roxie Augustine; Kay Palmer; Kristen Larington; and Rheana Rogers – Executive Administrator and Recording Secretary. Members of the public present were Andrew Larington.
MOTION: Director Pyne moved to excuse Director Allen from tonight’s meeting. Director Tomsula seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
MOTION: Director Pyne moved for approval of the modified Agenda – replacing Agenda item 1 (which will be deferred to a later meeting) with the introduction of the new Director of Finance. Director Harrell seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 2, 2020 BOARD MEETING
MOTION: Director Harrell moved for approval of the minutes. Director Tomsula seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
There was none.
- Introduction of New Director of Finance – Lauri Dannemiller
Ms. Dannemiller introduced Jeff Leniger, the new Director of Finance.
- Direct Report Presentation – Carrie Gomer and Theresa Hynes
Ms. Gomer and Ms. Hynes presented about new, innovative programming the Field House and Simms Street Recreation Center have implemented: Field House Warrior and Simms Street Ninjas. In 2019 they introduced this obstacle course/”American Ninja Warrior” race-inspired programming via a summer camp after Recreation Services identified and responded to demand and need in our community. Mini Ninjas, Tot Turf Playground, Field House Warrior camps and mini camps and classes, and Simms Street Ninja classes are the current offerings that have grown from that single camp last June. There has been a lot of collaboration and planning for scheduling and purchasing of equipment now that we’re running two sites. Staff shared a promotional video created for the Warrior Camp programming.
- Staff Quarterly Reports to Board – Lauri Dannemiller
Copies of reports from all division heads were provided to the Board, and Ms. Dannemiller shared highlights from each.
- Naming Policy Update – Lauri Dannemiller
The current Naming Policy was provided to the Board. The Board will provide direction as to changes they would like the policy to say, as it relates to currently established Board bylaws. This topic of conversation will continue at a future meeting.
There is none.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT
Ms. Dannemiller reminded the Board of the upcoming Chamber dinner on 1/24. The ice arena is hosting a large hockey tournament this weekend. National Skating Month is also being celebrated with events on 1/26. Next Board meeting is 2/6.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS/INPUT
President Glenn had nothing to report.
Director Harrell attended Roundtable where the topic of discussion was “Arvada Then and Now.”
Director Pyne asked about the status of the Archery Range. Ms. Dannemiller reported Katie Groke is in the process of writing grant proposals to attempt to secure funding for design.
Director Tomsula attended her first Foundation meeting where they discussed building their endowment and setting dates for upcoming events.
MOTION: Director Pyne moved that the meeting be adjourned. Director Harrell seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
President Glenn adjourned the meeting at 7:41 p.m.
Rheana Rogers, Recording Secretary
Ken Harrell, Secretary/Treasurer