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 1977 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 6,085 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.
2023 Board of Directors
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Term Expires 2025
Tim moved to Colorado after college, in search of snow-capped mountains and good people, which he immediately found in the Fraser Valley. Tim’s been blessed to spend almost 30 years here, and even luckier to raise two children (Ellie & Joey) with his wife, Karissa. The Rec District has been a big part of his life, from participating in adult sports leagues, thru his children’s participation in many of the Rec District’s youth programs, to spending time with family and friends at the Rec Center, Sports Complex, Pole Creek and the Foundry. He truly appreciates all the benefits the Rec District has given him and his family, and being a Board member allows him the opportunity to try to give a little bit back.
Term Expires 2027
Term Expires 2025
Piper is a Colorado native at heart, even though she has spent chunks of time in other states and other countries. She grew up frequenting Colorado favorites like Elitch’s and Casa Bonita and learned to ski at Geneva Basin (RIP). She still spends summer days at Elitch’s, is waiting for her invitation to dine at the new Casa Bonita, and skis everywhere she can! She is a lover of the outdoors, getting as much time on her mountain bike as possible before the snow hits and it’s time for skiing.
Elle is a proud native of the Fraser Valley. After graduating from Denver’s Metro State University, she embarked on international work and travel experiences in Australia and New Zealand before settling into the Bay area for a few years. However, her love for the Rocky Mountains drew her back to Winter Park in 2012 where she met her husband and started a family. She is a mother of 2, dog lover, Realtor, Grand Activities Program committee member, and outdoor enthusiast.
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2017 Annual Budget – Approved December 13, 2016
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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
Stephanie Ferguson ~ Youth Programs Supervisor
Samantha Pritchard ~ Program Supervisor
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
Kelton Schmitz ~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
Vacant ~ Executive Chef
Craig Cahalane ~ Superintendent
Ethan Howard ~ Assistant Superintendent
Clint Iacovetto ~ District Mechanic
Jeremy Shaver ~ Facility Maintenance Supervisor
Devon Van Trump ~ 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 ____
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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