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, Chairperson

Vallejo
April 2, 2015 - January 15, 2023
Biography

Portrait of Phil Ginsburg

Phil Ginsburg, Vice Chairperson

San Francisco
August 19, 2019 - January 15, 2026
Biography

Portrait of Danny Bakewell, Sr.

Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.

Bradbury
April 1, 2021 - January 15, 2025
Biography

Portrait of Sara Barth

Sara Barth

Pleasanton
May 15, 2020 - January 15, 2025
Biography

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Christina Jaromay

Elk Grove
March 29, 2022 - January 15, 2026
Biography

Portrait of Asma Mahdi

Asma Mahdi

Los Angeles
May 15, 2020 - January 15, 2023
Biography

Portrait of Francesca Vietor

Francesca Vietor

San Francisco
March 9, 2022 - January 15, 2026
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