The Park and Recreation Commission - Observation Report

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Participation Observation Report
Saehyun Oh(Sam)
Psc 775 (Organization theory in PA)


1. Meeting : Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation Commission (regular meeting)
 Date: March 27, 2012
 Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
 Venue: City Hall
 Participants: the Commission members(7), Park and Recreation Staffs(3)
2. Observation Reports
A. Mission and Composition
The Park and Recreation Commission is one of commissions of the city of Mt. Pleasant. It advises the city Commission on leisure time needs of the community, as well as plan for development of park facilities and recreation programs. It consists of seven city residents who applies for the commission member and appointed by the City Commission. The term of the commission is three years. The members of commission are not paid for any activities as a member of the commission (City of Mt. Pleasant, 2012).
The chairman of the commission explained that most members are retired, and all members are glad to serve voluntarily their home town. He also insisted that all members know well the roles of the commission as an advisory which has not any power to control the executive. They, however, participate actively in meetings which are hold on every fourth Tuesday of each month (personal communication, March 27, 2012).
B. Interaction among the members
The commission discussed the agenda of the meeting through the free communication among the members. The chairman, for instance, played his roles as a moderator of the meeting and encouraged the other members to state their own opinions about the agenda. Despite they do not receive any payment for participation in the meeting., the members listened earnestly to the report from the staffs of the Park and Recreation Department and discussed actively every agenda.

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