Parks and Recreation Citizens' Advisory Committee
January 24, 2023 Agenda 
Draft Minutes of the previous Committee Meeting (September 13, 2022) are available upon request. Send request to

The Parks and Recreation Citizens' Advisory Committee was established by Resolution 00-06-13 and adopted by the Village Council on June 8, 2000. In keeping with the Village's mission, which is: "to protect the residents right to quiet enjoyment of life; to plan for enhancing our "Village Character"; to preserve our community: it's people, natural resources and pride; and to provide basic services to support our quality of life"  the Village Council sought to establish a committee that would provide valuable citizen input and advisement regarding the short and long term goals of the Village's Parks and Recreation activities.
The Committee consists of ten (10) members who are appointed by Council and one staff liaison. Committee members meet quarterly at 4:00 PM and may meet more frequently if needed. The current committee is comprised of the following members:
Staff Liaison: Maria Bagiotti
Carolyn Wightman (Chair)
Lesley Rhyne (Vice Chair)
Lee Gannaway
Sharon Wampler
Alina Davis
John Weare
Claire Johnson
James Brown
Richard Russell
J.C. Mikula

If you would like information regarding the Parks and Recreation Citizens' Advisory Committee, please contact staff liaison Maria Bagiotti at or at 305-853-1685. If you are a resident of Islamorada and would like to apply for appointment to this, or any other committee, you may do so by downloading the Committee Application Form.