Recreation & Parks Advocacy Commission

The City of Mebane is recruiting members for the Recreation and Parks Advocacy Commission to provide direction to the City Council and the Recreation and Parks Department regarding matters related to Recreation and Parks programs, facilities, policies, and its long-range plan.  These members also must be a “Champion” of Recreation and Parks by promoting parks, programs, and events to other citizens, legislators, and others to understand, first hand, the essential value that Recreation and Parks has to our positively charming community. 

The Advocacy Commission meets every other month on the 3rd Monday of those months at 6:00 pm, for approximately 2 hours, at The Mebane Arts and Community Center.  Special meetings may be called at any time as needed.

Membership of the Recreation and Parks Advocacy Commission is as follows:

Name: Bio & Terms
 Justin Brawley Term expires in December 2023
Shayla Clemons-Armas Term expires in December 2022
Tanner Deisch
 Tanner Deisch, Aquatics Supervisor for the Town of Chapel Hill North Carolina has recently been recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) as a “30 Under 30” leader in the field. He earned his master’s degree from Western Kentucky University in Recreation & Sport Administration. His work history includes facility management, staff training and development, collegiate class instruction, and risk management. With over five years in municipal government, Deisch has a passion for helping make communities better. Deisch can be found strolling around downtown with his 7-year-old corgi, Rigby. Tanner's term expires in December 2021
LaShonda Hester

LaShonda B. Hester, a native of Chatham County, NC is a proud Mebane resident and excited to serve as a member of the Recreation and Parks Advocacy Commision.  Mrs. Hester, a proud educator, has served as a teacher, coach, Assistant Principal, Consultant and Principal.  Her work in education has been and continues to be in traditional public schools and public charter schools of NC.  The mom of two, Mrs. Hester is committed to giving back to the Mebane community and ensuring it continues to be a place  that provides great opportunities for all. LaShonda's term expires in December 2021

Sherri Seagroves  Term expires in December 2023
Jesse Whitaker
A Hillsborough NC, native, Jesse moved to Mebane in 2018 where we now lives with his wife and three young children. Jesse is an avid tennis player and he and his family are heavily engaged with the tennis programming offered through Mebane Parks and Rec. Additionally, Jesse and his family take advantage of yoga, t-ball, and MYSA soccer programs, as well as the numerous playgrounds and parks spread throughout the city. Jesse joined the RPAC in order to contribute to the community in an area he is passionate about. Jesse's term expires in December 2022
Coach John Kirby Term expires when employment ends with ABSS


Recreation and Parks Advocacy Commission Application Information

City of Mebane Boards & Commission Application

Date: Agenda  Meeting Minutes
February 15, 2021 Agenda 2/15/2021  Minutes 2/15/2021