SIDNEY — Jessie Glen McCoy, 50, was sworn in as a Shelby County Park Board commissioner on June 4, 2019, by Shelby County Probate Judge Jeff Beigel. He was appointed to a one-year term to fill a previously vacated position. Also present was previously appointed board member Dr. Cara Kellersmith.
The Park Board is responsible for overseeing the Shelby County park system. It is responsible for the protection and preservation of the parks and addresses issues regarding the conservation, acquisition, planning, development, maintenance and improvement of the park land and facilities. Park board commissioners are appointed by the county probate judge.
Kellersmith noted “the board has been busy with several new projects at The Renner Sanctuary including the planning of a bridge and a parking lot, the forging of new trails, and the planting of a pollination habitat. The Shelby County Park District also maintains and works to improve four area parks: Bornhorst Woods, The Lockington Dam Reserve, Hardin Park, and the Renner Sanctuary. Our parks are maintained entirely by volunteers and we are always looking for new volunteers who want to make their parks great for generations to come. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Park, please contact us at email@example.com. “
The board meets at Amos Memorial Library on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
“This completes the appointment to fill the vacancies on the board. The board members are not compensated. They are motivated by a desire to serve the community to enhance and improve our parks and recreational areas. Community members are encouraged to attend meetings to share ideas or volunteer efforts to assist the board in making improvements to the Shelby County park system.” said Beigel.