The Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District (FVMRD) was formed in 1979 as a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado, organized as a special district pursuant to Title 32 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. The Service Plan created in 1975 identified the major purpose for the formation of the District was to provide recreation facilities designed to stimulate summer business activity while satisfying local resident needs for recreation pursuits not currently available in the region. The Board of Directors is the local legislative body entrusted and empowered by law to exercise all of the delegated authority it deems essential for the successful planning, operation, and improvement of the parks and recreation facilities and activities within the District.
The District encompasses 218 square miles in the eastern portion of Grand County, Colorado. The District boundaries stretch from the top of Berthoud Pass in the south to the bottom of Red Dirt Hill in the north. Included in the boundaries are the Towns of Winter Park and Fraser and surrounding rural areas, including Tabernash. The current estimated population is 5,483 as reported by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.
We are proud of our high quality recreational facilities. The FVMRD provides a variety of activities for area residents and guests including golf, adult and youth sports, recreation programs, fitness classes,cultural activities, special events and general park use.
The FVMRD owns and operates Pole Creek Golf Course and Bistro 28 Restaurant located off of County Road 5 in Tabernash, CO, Grand Park Community Recreation Center (GPCRC or “rec center”) located at One Main Street off Highway 40 in Fraser, CO, and the Fraser Valley Sports Complex (FVSC) which, in addition to the sports fields, features a partially enclosed NHL-sized ice rink along with concessions and skate rentals.
In February 2019, the FVMRD through a lease agreement, took over the management and operation of The Foundry Cinema and Bowl in Fraser, CO.
The FVMRD produces an annual report designed to provide the public highlights of our accomplishments and achievements for the year.
May 2, 2023 Board Election
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR
FRASER VALLEY METROPOLITAN RECREATION DISTRICT
1-13.5-501, 1-13.5-1102(3), 32-1-905(2), C.R.S.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly to the electors of the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District of Grand County, Colorado.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular election will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, two (2) directors will be elected to serve four-year terms.
Eligible electors of the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form HEREor from the Designated Election Official (DEO):
Grand Park Community Recreation Center
1 Main Street, Fraser, Colorado 80482
970-726-8968 ext. 107
The office of the DEO is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Forms may also be downloaded from the District website at www.fraservalleyrec.org
The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance forms is close of business (5:00 pm) Friday, February 24, 2023 (not less than 67 days prior to the election). Completed forms may be submitted via email to the DEO – firstname.lastname@example.org
Affidavit of Intent to Be a Write-In-Candidate Forms must be submitted to the office of the Designated Election Official by the close of business (5:00 pm) on Monday, February 27, 2023 (the 64th day before the election).
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN an application for absentee ballots shall be filed with the Designated Election Official of the District no later than the close of business (5:00 pm) on the Tuesday immediately preceding the election (April 25, 2023).
To learn more about Ballot Issue 6B which which passed in 2020, click Here
Member at Large
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2017 Annual Budget – Approved December 13, 2016
Audited Financial Statements:
Below are Resolutions presented to the Board of Directors
FRASER VALLEY RECREATION DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION STAFF
Scott Ledin ~ Executive Director
Ann McConnell ~ Associate Director / Finance
Laura Pappal – Human Resources Supervisor
Kristen Webb~ Administrative Coordinator
RECREATION DEPARTMENT / GRAND PARK COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER:
Michelle Lawrence ~ Recreation Director
Vacant~ Youth Programs Supervisor
Stephanie Ferguson ~ Program Coordinator
John Florkiewicz~ Fitness/Gymnastics Supervisor
Giuliana “Jules” Sheldon ~ Fitness Coordinator
Kristin Erickson~ Head Gymnastics Coach
Laurel Nance ~ Aquatics Supervisor
FRASER VALLEY SPORTS COMPLEX / ICE BOX ICE RINK:
Austin DeGarmo ~ Parks & Athletics Manager
Dan Weida~Athletics Supervisor
Deidrich Johnson ~ Parks Foreman
POLE CREEK GOLF CLUB / BISTRO 28:
Jesse Dickinson ~ Club House Manager
JT Thomspon ~ Golf Professional
Brenna Kirk ~ Food & Beverage Supervisor
Kai Brosze ~ Executive Chef
Craig Cahalane ~ Superintendent
Troy Iacovetto ~ Assistant Superintendent
Clint Iacovetto ~ District Mechanic
John Ferlita ~ Facility Maintenance Manager
Vacant~ Facility Maintenance Specialist
THE FOUNDRY CINEMA AND BOWL
Blaine Unicume ~ General Manager
Mariana Bychkov ~ Assistant General Manager
Our mission is to provide recreational experiences for our residents and guests through innovative, quality programs and facilities that promote health and wellness.
Connecting people to amazing experiences.
- Organizational Excellence
- Professional Integrity
- Memorable Experiences
- Strong Financial Health
- Health & Wellness
- Provide and maintain high quality, safe, diversified, sustainable and accessible parks, recreation and golf system.
- Maintain financial efficiency by maximizing current revenue streams, pursuing alternative revenue sources and effectively managing expenses.
- Expand public outreach, brand recognition and support for FVMRD.
- Expand our programming reach and frequency of use in a way that aligns with community feedback
- Foster public and private partnerships to support and enhance FVMRD’s facilities and programs.
- Attract, retain and develop talent.
- Create an amazing customer experience.
- Strive for organizational excellence!
Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District
Election Date: November 3, 2020
Election Hours: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District
Ballot Issue 6B
SHALL FRASER VALLEY METROPOLITAN RECREATION DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO ADJUST THE DISTRICT’S MILL LEVY RATE UP OR DOWN BEGINNING IN 2021 AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER IF NEEDED TO OFFSET REVENUE LOSSES RESULTING FROM STATE-MANDATED PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT METHOD CHANGES OR RATE REDUCTIONS (CAUSED BY THE “GALLAGHER AMENDMENT” OR RELATED LAW) IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN NECESSARY SERVICES?
YES/FOR _____ NO/AGAINST ____
For more information related to the impact of the Gallagher Amendment watch the video below
Summary Of Written Comments For Ballot Issue 6B
In November, the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District (FVMRD) will be asking voters to approve a revenue stabilization measure for the FVMRD. Ballot Issue 6B asks voters to allow the FVMRD to adjust its mill levy rate beginning in 2021, if needed, to offset revenue losses due to state-mandated changes in the residential assessment rate (RAR) due to the Gallagher Amendment. These State-mandated adjustments in the residential assessment rate are expected to reduce the RAR from 7.15 to 5.85 or 18% in 2021, eliminating nearly $150,000 from the FVMRD budget. Voting YES on Ballot Issue 6B will allow the FVMRD to stabilize revenue each year and continue to provide the recreational services our community has come to expect. I fully support the FVMRD’s efforts to pass the ballot issue to assist in maintaining essential services to our community.
Summary of Written Comments Against Ballot Issue 6B
No comments were filed by the constitutional deadline.
RESOLUTION NO. 09.22.20.02 A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR FRASER VALLEY METROPOLITAN RECREATION DISTRICT REVENUE STABILIZATION BALLOT MEASURE ISSUE 6B TO ADJUST MILL LEVY RATE
Designated Election Official:
Ann McConnell, Business Manager
1 Main Street, Fraser, CO 80442
PO Box 3348, Winter Park, CO 80482
Telephone: (970) 726-8968