Community Services Commission

The Community Services Commission is an advisory group, appointed by the City Council to discuss and provide feedback on City issues relating to recreation, parks, public works and any other issues as directed. The CSC either provides guidance to staff, discusses an issue with others active in the community, or formally recommends a course of action to the City Council. The CSC appoints the Board of Directors to the Friends of Wood Lake (FOWL), a fund-raising organization for the Wood Lake Nature Center.

Issues brought to the CSC for review will typically originate from one of two City departments: Recreation Services and Public Works. The Recreation Services Department includes the Community Center, Wood Lake Nature Center, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Wheel Fun Mini-Golf and the Ice Arena. It is also the department that administers recreation programs and services for all ages and for people with disabilities, park improvement projects and special recreation projects. Issues raised by the Public Works Department may include parks maintenance, streets maintenance, water and wastewater maintenance, transportation and forestry issues.

The CSC also oversees the Friendship City Committee, a group dedicated Richfield residents reaching out to the community to inform about the Friendship City connection with Heredia Costa Rica.  Activities include having information tables at Unity in the Community and Penn Fest, planning trips to Costa Rica, and maintain relationships with leaders in Heredia. Meetings are held as needed for planning and events. For meeting information please contact Paul Smithson via email or at 612-861-9366.

The CSC holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Richfield Municipal Center.
Agendas and Minutes

Commission Members

Current List of Commission Members

Staff Contacts
Amy Markle, Recreation Services Director & CSC Staff Liaison

John Evans, Executive Analyst & CSC Secretary