Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (Park Board)

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, formerly known as the Board of Parks & Recreation or the "Park Board"


In 2018, the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) resolution 33-18 (PDF) was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Calvert County (BOCC.) The Calvert County Board of Parks & Recreation was originally created in 1974 with resolution 30-74 (PDF), by the BOCC.


To assist the BOCC and the Department of Parks & Recreation (P&R) to achieve the goals of establishing services which meet community needs through public input ~ Calvert County is committed to enhancing the quality of life of its citizens and visitors through the Parks & Recreation system.


  • Advise the P&R and the BOCC on the planning and implementation of the Parks & Recreation section of the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Advise on the "Recreation, Parks, and Open Space" and "Natural Resource Land Conservation" aspects of the Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan.
  • Make recommendations on programs, services, acquisition and uses of parkland, sports and recreation facilities as well as such other duties as may be assigned
  • Interact with members of the community to hear and transmit comments, concerns, and requests regarding P&R services.
  • Consult together with P&R and the BOCC concerning all aspects relating to the establishment of P&R services.
  • Review P&R’s annual budget proposal and make recommendations to the BOCC when appropriate.
  • Review policies or proposals generated by the P&R prior to submission to the BOCC.
  • Review and recommend BOPR applicants for appointment by the BOCC.
  • Perform duties or responsibilities as assigned by the BOCC related to P&R.


There are nine members: three from each voting district; each serving a term of three years; appointed by the BOCC. Appointees are required to complete a financial disclosure statement each year.

There are also three ex-officio members: a representative from the Board of County Commissioners, Calvert Nature Society, and the Board of Education.


District 1
Raymond Mahar
Kevin Bobkoskie
 Judy Pedersen

District 2

Bernadette Hager
Michael Hyers
Josh Smith
Patrick Parise

District 3

Robert Tetreault
Gregory Kernan


  • 5:30 pm
  • Second Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December)
  • Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center
    130 Auto Drive
    Prince Frederick, MD

The Board of Parks & Recreation complies with the Open Meeting Act by publishing their agendas and minutes.


To contact your Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Liaison please email PRABAdvisoryBoard@calvertcountymd.govFor meeting information and inquiries contact Nola Formy-Duval, 410-535-1600, extension 2234.