Park Board

The Sublimity Park and Recreation Commission, SPARC is responsible for developing and maintaining parks and recreation programs, as well as serving as an advisory board to the City Council. The SPARC is a five-member citizen board appointed by the City Council.

Commission Members

  • Brad Emmert, Chair   1/2021 - 12/2024
  • Steve Sedor   1/2022 - 12/2025
  • Jane Billings   1/2024 - 12/2027
  • Shannon Keudell  2/2023 - 12/2026
  • Paul Staehlin  3/2023- 12/2026
  • Jim Crowther, Council Liason


The SPARC meets on the second Tuesday of the first month of every quarter at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Please see the SPARC calendar for our next meeting.

Speak at a SPARC Meeting

To speak during a SPARC meeting, please complete the Public Comment form by noon the day of the meeting to be input into our system. Instructions on how to access the virtual meeting will be provided to you by email before the meeting. If you require special assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call City Hall 48 hours before the meeting at 503-769-5475.

Contact City Hall if you have any questions.