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Green Space Advisory Board (GSAB)

Ken Elwert, CPRE, Director
Parks Natural Resources

Ph: 248.656.4673

  • 6:00 pm
  • Fourth Tuesday of each month
  • City Municipal Offices
    1000 Rochester Hills Dr.
    Rochester Hills, MI 48309
  • Public Meetings Calendar   

Meeting Exceptions
  • November and December meetings will be on the second Tuesday of the month.

Agendas, Notices and Minutes
Visit the City's Legislative Center for the latest meeting agenda, as well as prior meeting information, notices and minutes (if applicable).


Citizen Representatives
Peter Beightol
Term: 12/31/2021

Joe Bruce
Term: 12/31/2022

Jayson Graves, Vice Chairperson
Term: 12/31/2021

Darlene Janulis, Chairperson
Term: 12/31/2020

Philip Leach
Term: 12/31/2020

David McCracken
Term: 12/31/2020 

Andrea Merritt
Term: 12/31/2022

Heidi Morris
Term:  12/31/2021

Terry Stephens
Term: 12/31/2022

City Council Representative
Susan Bowyer, Ph.D.
City Council
Term: 12/07/2020

City Staff Representatives
Matt Einheuser
Natural Resources Manager

Ken Elwert
Director of Parks Natural Resources

Youth Council Representatives

Ryan Barrett, Caroline Bull and Maya Vijayakumar

Members Appointment
  • Nine Citizen Representatives appointed by City Council to three-year terms.
  • Four Ex Officio Members: City Assessor, Parks/Forestry Director, City Surveyor. 
  • One City Council member appointed by City Council to a one-year term.
  • Three Youth Council representatives appointed by Youth Council to one-year terms.

Desired Skill Sets: Interest, knowledge, and/or experience in Environmental Protection, Conservation, Landscape Architecture, or community service are encouraged to apply

The City of Rochester Hills Green Space Advisory Board (GSAB) was established by the City Council on October 19, 2005 for the purpose of developing strategies and recommendations to City Council regarding the expenditure of millage funds to permanently preserve natural green spaces, wildlife habitats and scenic views; protect woodlands, wetlands, rivers and streams; and expand the Clinton River Greenway and other trail corridors.  The GSAB serves solely in an advisory capacity and may not assume the legislative or administrative authority of the City Council, the Mayor or any City Department. 

Would you like to serve?
If you are interested in serving on this Commission, please complete a Candidate Questionnaire and return it to the Clerk's Department at 1000 Rochester Hills Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309.

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