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Parks & Recreation Commission

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The community members of this commission must live within the city and shall serve a term of four (4) years. A vacancy occurring before expiration of a term shall be filled by appointment for the remainder of the term by the city council. The term of each community member commissioner shall expire on December 31st of the year that occurs no more than four (4) years after the date of the appointment.

Membership on this commission shall be as follows:

The total membership of the commission shall be made up of five (5) adults in the following manner:
  • Three (3) adult resident community members appointed by the City Council to serve without compensation
  • The City Treasurer of the City of Coachella shall serve as a commissioner;
  • The Desert Recreation District General Manager
  • or a designated representative shall serve as a commissioner.


Appointee Representing Original Appointment Term Expires
Betty Sanchez
Council Member
Karina Rodriguez Desert Recreation District September 11, 2013 December 31, 2017
Vacant Community Member    
Miguel Terriquez
Community Member May 14, 2014 December 31, 2017
Gerardo Urbe
Community Member September 11, 2013 December 31, 2017


The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the upstairs conference room at the Coachella Corporate Yard located at 53-462 Enterprise Way, Coachella. 


Beginning June 2010 the City of Coachella has implemented a new Agenda system.  For meetings after June 1st 2010 please use the following link.

Click here for Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda and Minutes.

For previous agendas and minutes please click here.