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Advisory Board

The Board meets every third Thursday of each month and at other times as may be required to achieve its mission and goals. Meeting dates are posted as prescribed by City Ordinances.


Board Members

Board Member Term Email Address
Mr. Eli Guzman
At Large

9/21/2017 -
Cassie McClure
District 1 – Kasandra Gandara
01/17/2017 - 03/31/2020
Mr. Robert Harrison - Vice Chair
District 2 – Greg Smith
02/18/2016 - 03/31/2020
Ms. Maryln Zahler
District 3 – Gabriel Vasquez
07/19/2017 - 7/19/2022 (pending)
Stan Engle
District 4 – Jack Eakman
05/21/18 - 03/31/2020

Mr. Mark O’Neill - Board Chair
District 5 – Gill Sorg
04/07/2014 – 03/31/2018
Megan Schuller
District 6 – Yvonne Flores
03/ /2018 -

City Staff Contact Information

Staff Member Title/Department Contact Phone Email Address
Ms. Sonya L. Delgado Director – Parks & Recreation 575-541-2557
Mr. David Dollahon, AICP Assistant City Manager 575-541-2078
Ms. Hazel Nevarez Office Manager Sr. – Parks & Rec.
PRAB Recording Secretary

Duties and Responsibilities

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall review all business and operations of the several Parks and Recreation areas and the Recreation Programs of the City of Las Cruces. They shall investigate any problems relating thereto; shall receive, review and present community recommendations; and shall ensure that the City Council is fully apprised of Parks and Recreation matters at all times. Sec. 2 - 348. - Duties (Code 1988, § 2-223)

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall consist of (7) members appointed by the mayor and city councilors, who shall appoint one member each of this board. Each Park and Recreation Board member serves a total of (4) years. Sec. 2 - 347 - Composition: appointments (Code 1988, § 2-222)