Boards and Committees
The City of New Port Richey has numerous volunteer boards and committees in which members serve to make recommendations to the City Council. Members are appointed by the Council upon review of a completed Board Membership Application Formopens in a new window. To be eligible to serve on a city board or committee, you must be a registered voter and reside within the city limits with the exception of the Library Advisory Board which allows for a member to be a resident of Pasco County and the Cultural Affairs Committee which allows for a member to own a business within the city limits. Are you already a member and just need to renew your appointment? Click hereopens in a new window for the re-appointment application. For current board/committee openings, please contact the designated staff liaison listed below.
The following are New Port Richey’s boards and committees:
The New Port Richey Police Pension System’s funded ratio as determined in the most recent actuarial valuation: 106.6% on a market Value of assets basis as of October 1, 2022.
Cultural Affairs Committee
The Cultural Affairs Committee makes recommendations and advises the City Council regarding financial sponsorship and creation of activities promoting City residents’ cultural education and recreation. All members must be registered voters, and will serve for two years. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Library.
Staff Liaison: Andi Figart
Richard Melton (Chair)
Anna Mae McNally (Secretary)
The Environmental Committee offers advisory opinions and recommendations to the City Council on environmental issues facing the city, serves as the planning committee for the City’s major environmental events, and explores new environmental initiatives. There are seven regular and two alternate members, and all are City residents with two year appointments. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm at the Library.
Staff Liaison: Andi Figart
Dell deChant (Chair)
Rose Mohr (Vice-Chair)
Historic Preservation Board
The Historic Preservation Board is chartered with the power, authority and jurisdiction to regulate and administer historical, archaeological and architectural resources in the City and to recommend resources for historic designation to the City Council. The Board shall consist of nine members and two alternate members, all of whom shall be residents of the City. Terms shall be for two or three years. Members of the Board shall preferably have knowledge of architecture, history, and/or the historical or architectural development of the City, or at minimum, have a deep concern for historic preservation, development and enhancement of the City’s historical resources. Members shall be from the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, planning, art history, archaeology, American studies, American civilization, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, real estate, building construction, or other historic preservation related disciplines. Persons who have demonstrated experience, special interest, or knowledge in history, architecture or related disciplines shall make up the balance of the board when such professionals are not available for appointment to the Board. Meetings are suspended until further notice.
Land Development Review Board
The Land Development Review Board offers advisory opinions and recommendations to the City Council on matters involving the development of land within the City limits, and assists in preparation and amendment of the Comprehensive Plan, the Land Development Code, and property variances. Members receive three-year appointments. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm in City Hall Council Chambers.
Staff Liaison: Dale Hall
Donald Ivan Cadle, Jr.
John R. Grey
Louis I. Parrillo
Robert (Bob) Smallwood
Alan Safranek, III
Marilynn deChant (Alternate)
Library Advisory Board
The Library Advisory Board advises and assists the Library Director with library long-range planning, preparation of policies and procedures for the library, and submits reports to the Library Director and the City Council upon request. They may accept donations on behalf of the library. They serve three-year terms. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every month at 9:30 am in the Library Meeting Room. Email for Information.
Staff Liaison: Andi Figart
Ronald Becker, Chair
Nancy Cote, Secretary
Helen “Jayne” Brewin
Marcia Mihall (County resident)
Joan Nelson Hook, Esq.
Bonnie M. Martin
Nicholas Pacini (County resident)
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
This Board advises the City Council on the use of City parks, and promotes the use of City recreational facilities. Also, the Parks and Recreation Board assists the Director of Parks and Recreation in planning, promoting, and conducting recreational projects for citizens and visitors. Members serve for three years. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 am at the Recreation and Aquatic Center. Email for Information.
Staff Liaison: Andre Julien
David Schrader (chairman)
Bertell Butler, IV
Firefighters’ and Police Pension Boards
The Firefighters’ and Police Pension Boards determine the amount of all retirement allowances or other benefits for their respective groups. The Boards also receive and process all applications for benefits.
Firefighters’ Pension Board
Staff Liaison: Karen Lauer
Joe Fiorentino, Chairman
Bob Langford, Secretary
Keith Bauer (Department-elected)
Evan DeVore (Department-elected)
David Dorsey (Board-elected)
Police Pension Board
Pension Administrator: T. Scott Baker
Glenwood Pratt, Chairman
Sergeant Timothy Berge, Secretary/Treasurer (Department elected)
Sergeant Gregory Williams (Department elected)
Heather Fiorentino (City-appointed, City resident)