California State Park and Recreation Commission

The California State Park and Recreation Commission was created as the State Park Commission in 1927. The Commission has specific authorities and responsibilities which are defined in California law. Nine voting commissioners are appointed to staggered four-year terms. The governor appoints the voting members of the Commission; these appointments require Senate confirmation. The Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Rules Committee each appoint one non-voting ex-officio member to the Commission.

 Commissioners

Portrait of Rue Mapp
Rue Mapp, Chair
Vallejo
April 2, 2015 - January 15, 2023
Biography

Portrait of Phil Ginsburg
Phil Ginsburg, Vice Chair
San Francisco
August 19, 2019 - January 15, 2022
Biography

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Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.
Bradbury
April 1, 2021 - January 15, 2025
Biography

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Sara Barth
Pleasanton
May 15, 2020 - January 15, 2025
Biography

Portrait of Asma Mahdi
Asma Mahdi
Los Angeles
May 15, 2020 - January 15, 2023
Biography

Portrait of Katherine Toy
Katherine Toy
San Francisco
May 12, 2020 - January 15, 2024
Biography

Portrait of Diane Wittenberg
Diane Wittenberg
San Marino
February 27, 2014 - January 15, 2022
Biography

 

Commission Ex-Officio Members

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Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia
Coachella Valley
Appointed by: Speaker of the Assembly
Biography of Eduardo Garcia

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Senator Henry Stern
Canoga Park
Appointed by: Senate Rules Committee
Biography of Henry Stern