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Mayor appoints Jessica Beer to Parks & Recreation board

Post Date:04/10/2019 8:00 AM

Carmel, Indiana: A Partnership for Tomorrow
City of Carmel
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Carmel, IN 46032


Date:                 April 10, 2019
Contact:          Nancy Heck (317) 571-2494
Release:          Immediate

Mayor appoints Jessica Beer to
Parks & Recreation board

CARMEL, IN – Mayor Jim Brainard announced today the appointment of Jessica Beer to the Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Board for a 4-year term.

The Park Board, established in August 1991 through an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City of Carmel and Clay Township, serves as the policy-setting body and fiduciary guardian for Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation.

In 2019, the Park Board will review and adopt the new Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which will guide future development and management of the nationally accredited and Gold Medal-winning park system through 2024. The Park Board consists of nine voting members appointed based on their interest in and knowledge of parks and recreation.

Jessica has been a resident of Carmel for 15 years. In 2012 she co-founded The Urban Chalkboard Play Café and Learning Studio, a hybrid coffee-shop and indoor play space. Jessica has three degrees in psychology, her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, her master’s degree from East Carolina University, and her PhD from City University of New York. Professionally she is a researcher in child development and works to bring cutting edge research about early childhood and developmental science to the everyday lives of families. Jessica is also a member of the Carmel Clay Schools Expedition Program and a board member of the Early Learning Alliance Network.

Regular meetings for the Park Board are on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Monon Community Center, Multipurpose Room A. There are typically two to four additional meetings each year for topics ranging from general board training to planning input sessions.


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