April 18, 2024 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Call to Order

President Pyne called to order April 18, 2024, meeting of the Apex Park and Recreation District Board of Directors, held at 6:30 pm at the Apex Center Randall Room. Board members in attendance in person were Vicki Pyne, Rich Garrimone, Liz Tomsula, Jo Burns and Abby McNeal. District employees in attendance were Jeff Glenn-Executive Director, Katie Groke – Director of Community Services and recording secretary, Riki Rarick – Emergency Services Manager, Mark Baird – Director of District Services, Darren Bjorlin – District Services, Tim Strunk – Manager of Buildings and Maintenance, Michelle Sout – Recreation Manager, Monica Bowser – Marketing Administrator, Christine Beresford – HR Generalist, Sarah Heaton – Recreation Coordinator, Drenea Starbuck – Administrative Coordinator, and Laura Schwenker – Recreation Coordinator.

Approval of Agenda

Motion: Director McNeal moved for approval of the agenda. Director Garrimone seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

Approval of Minutes of the April 4, 2023, Board Meeting

Motion: Director Burns moved for approval of the minutes. Director Garrimone seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

Public Input

Jason Bolton from North Jeffco Tennis Club requesting more tennis courts in the community.

New Business

  1. New Employee Introductions – Jeff Glenn
    Dylan Maurer – Buildings Maintenance Apprentice
    Staff introduced new team members and were able to meet the Board and explain their new roles.
  2. Staff Presentation, Seniors Who Shine – Michelle Stout, Laura Schwenker, and Sarah Heaton
    CRC staff presented the Seniors Who Shine awards and recognized the CRC volunteers who have contributed over the last year.

Old/Other Business

There was none.

Executive Director Report

Mr. Glenn reported that the trail connecting 72nd Ave to Ralston Creek Trail has been updated and construction will be pushed to 2025.

Mr. Glenn also reported that Lake Arbor is being repaired and the project is moving forward as planned.

Board Member Reports/Input

  • President Pyne: Nothing to report.
  • Director McNeal: Director McNeal complimented the staff on continuing growing staff through the ranks. She appreciates the staff environment.
  • Director Garrimone: Director Garrimone reported that the golf projects are still moving forward. Contractors are working with the City to keep the requirements going forward.
  • Director Tomsula: Nothing to report. Director Tomsula did ask if we still have the Youth Commission and Ms. Groke explained our new youth leadership opportunities.
  • Director Burns: Director Burns reported she is attending the State of the City address tomorrow morning. At Kiwanis they heard from an animal therapy group.


Motion: Director Garrimone moved that the meeting be adjourned. Director Tomsula seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

President Pyne adjourned the meeting at 7:13 pm.

Respectfully submitted: Katie Groke, Recording Secretary

Attest: Rich Garrimone, Secretary/Treasurer