Commission Information

 Meeting Notices

the regular monthly meeting will be held at 7:00pm on the third Wednesday of every month. Most meetings will take place at the Activity Center (6545 W. 151st).


Mike Lewis         
Kathy Woodward 

Clay Norkey 
Doug Seaberg 

Shane Gardner
Mark Hoffmeister 
At Large
Lynn Spraetz 


Shane Gardner, Chair
Doug Seaberg, Vice Chair
Clay Norkey, Secretary



Community Relations, Facilities & Programming
Lynn Spraetz, Commissioner & Committee Chair
Clay Norkey, Commissioner
Doug Seaberg, Commissioner
Dave Hill, BVSD Liaison
Ted Breidenthal, Citizen Member
Nat Milgram, Citizen Member
Jake Slobodnik, Citizen Member
Vickie Westerhaus, Citizen Member
Shane DeWald, Staff Liaison
Dawn Harmon, Staff Liaison
Jim Hook, Staff Liaison
Terry Thorman, Staff Liaison


Finance, Administration & Risk Management
Mark Hoffmeister, Commissioner & Committee Chair
Mike Lewis, Commissioner
Kathy Woodward, Commissioner
Chall Jenkins, Citizen Member
Mick Fenley, Citizen Member
Hannelore Brown, Citizen Member
Linda Steeve, Staff Liaison


Advisory Council Liaisons
Baseball - Clay Norkey (Shane Gardner, alternate)
Basketball - Mark Hoffmeister (Mike Lewis, alternate)
Softball - Mike Lewis (Lynn Spraetz, alternate)
Volleyball - Kathy Woodward (Shane Gardner, alternate)
Staff Liaison - Shane DeWald

Commissioner Qualifications
Seven commissioners, all members of the community, are appointed by the Blue Valley Board of Education to serve staggered four-year terms. Two citizens are appointed from each of the three school board member districts and one serves at-large. For more information, contact 913-685-6000 or visit these links:

Policy 1400   |   Guidelines for Policy 1400   | Boundaries Map

The commission is a policy-setting board that typically meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. In addition to monthly board meetings, commissioners serve on committees that normally meet once a month and are asked to attend various BVRC-related functions/activities. Commissioners receive no compensation for service to the commission.

Committee Patron Members
Interested in serving as a patron on one of our committees? Please contact the staff liaison of the committee you are interested in by calling 913-685-6000.

Hours of Operation

Activity Center (AC)
6545 W. 151st Street

Monday - Friday: 6:00A-9:00P
Saturday: 7:00A-7:00P
Sunday: 12:00P-7:00P

Rec Center at Hilltop (RC)
7720 W. 143rd Street
Monday-Friday: 5:30A-10:00P
Saturday: 7:00A-8:00P
Sunday: 8:00A-8:00P

Sports Complex Office (SC)
9701 W. 137th Street

Monday-Friday: 8:00A-4:30P

Administrative Offices
6545 W. 151st Street

Monday-Friday: 8:00A-4:30P

Vision Statement:

"Enriching Lives, Strengthening a Spirit of Community"

Mission Statement:

"We will champion community and personal growth through dynamic lifelong recreation experiences."