The Parks and Recreation Commission was established pursuant to Chapters 2.28 and 2.32 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code and is advisory in nature to the City Council. It consists of five members, nominated by individual City Council Members and appointed by the City Council. Additionally, there are two non-voting Commission Members. One is an ex-officio Member of the Commission who must serve on the Board of Education of the Chino Valley Unified School District and be appointed by the Board of Education. The second is a Student Member of the Commission who is nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by a majority vote of the City Council to serve a 12-month term from May of one year to April of the following year. The Student Member must be a Chino Hills resident, attending high school on a full-time basis, with either junior or senior class ranking, and in good academic standing.
The Student Member's term expires on April 30th of each year. Once applications are received, the Mayor conducts interviews with each applicant and presents their nomination to the full City Council for ratification.
On February 25, 2020, the City advertised the opening of the recruitment period to receive applications to fill the vacancy created by the expiration of Student Commissioner Serra Vithlani's term. Three applications were received during the recruitment. Mayor Bennett conducted interviews during the week of April 6, 2020, and will present his nomination at this meeting for a term expiring April 30, 2021.