Emporia Recreation Commission


  • 5:30pm
  • 3rd Monday of every month
  • Meeting dates are subject to change
  • Lee Beran Recreation Center
    313 W 4th Avenue
    Emporia, KS 66801


  • Jeremy Dorsey, Chairperson
  • Susan Brinkman, Vice Chairperson
  • Pam Stranathan, Treasurer
  • Stephanie Dreasher, Clerk of the Board
    Appointed: July 16, 2018
  • Ryan Karjala, Secretary
  • Dave Harding, Member
  • Mike Helbert, Member at Large

Public Comments

If you wish to address the board, you are asked to fill out a public comment card before the start of the meeting and give it to the Clerk of the Board to be included in the agenda.

For our 70th Anniversary, we have updated our Vision and Core Values Statements to better capture our history and encompass our future goals for the Emporia Recreation Commission.


Our Vision

To enhance and support the health and wellness goals of our community by creating opportunities for life-long physical and emotional well-being through diversified recreation programs and activities. 

Our Core Values

The Emporia Recreation Commission will strive to provide essential recreational opportunities through creative programming, health equity, excellence in facility management, and innovative partnerships and services to our community. We will exemplify integrity, fiscal responsibility, quality customer service and diversity in our workplace. With these core values, we are seeking to build a strong, healthy and resilient community.