Parks & Recreation Authority

Purpose and Typical Duties

The mission of the Parks and Recreation Authority is to create recreational opportunities for growth and enhancement by developing diverse services and programs that promote citizen involvement and a strong sense of community while striving to increase the social, cultural and physical well- being of its residents and visitors.

Length of Term

4 years

Term Limitations

There are no limits on the number of terms a member may serve.

Number of Members

Not less than six members, but always an even number, appointed by the governing body of the locality. (8 per the Authority's bylaws)

Meeting Time and Place

PRA meetings are held in the Administration Building Auditorium at 414 N. Main Street on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

Member Qualification

Bylaws suggest that one member of the Authority must be a member of the Board of Supervisors. Members of Board of Supervisors may be appointed to serve on the Authority but cannot comprise a majority.

Before entering upon the duties of a member of the authority, an appointee shall not be eligible to be seated until an oath of office is administered by the Clerk of the Circuit Court or other qualified official.


§15.2-5703 of the Code of Virginia Created December 14, 1982. and Ch. 2  §2-142 of the Madison Code.

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.




Name:Appointment Expires:Email:
Kendall Fears12/31/2024Email Kendall Fears
Edwarren (Moonie) Frazier12/31/2024Email Edwarren "Moonie" Frazier
Nathan Carter12/31/2024Email Nathan Carter
Clarissa Berry12/31/2026Email Clarissa Berry
Brian Tanner12/31/2026Email Brian Tanner
Lawrence Helmick12/31/2026Email Lawrence Helmick
R. Clay Jackson12/31/2026Email Clay Jackson
Carty Yowell12/31/2026Email Carty Yowell