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Parks Commission

The Parks Commission consists of 7 members, including 1 Alderman and 6 citizens, all appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council.  The term of the Alderman member is 1 year, only while in the office of Alderman.  The citizen members are appointed for 3-year terms, excepting that the initial appointments provide for 2 members serving a 1-year term and 2 members serving a 2-year term.  The Parks Director provides technical and staff assistance to the Commission.  Ordinance 2024-2604, approved by the Common Council on 4/3/2024, amends Municipal Code § 10-7A, Parks Commission Membership, by adding a Franklin Public School District Community Education and Recreation Department member as an Ex-officio, non-voting member of the Parks Commission.

Powers and Duties: 

The Commission has such powers and duties as are provided by §27.08, 27.09 and 27.10, Wis. Stats., with such other powers and duties granted by statute or by the Common Council.

  • Appoints such agents and employees subject to approval of the Mayor and Common Council as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the Parks Commission.
  • Has charge and supervision of all City parks and recreation programs, subject to Mayor and Common Council supervision.
  • Make reports and recommendations, including budgetary items, to the Mayor and Common Council.




Alderwoman Courtney Day 1 Year/4-20-26
Susan Lance, Secretary 3 Years/4-30-27
Karen Malecki, Vice Chair 3 Years/4-30-25
Kristen Stanley 3 Years/4-30-26
Cathrine Kosler 3 Years/4-30-26
Mary Remington 3 Years/4-30-25
Michael Wrench, Chair 3 Years/4-30-27
Shelly Runte, Park Ambassador Program Coordinator (Non-Voting Member)  
Leah Voss, Franklin Community Education & Recreation Dept Member (Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Member) Indefinite Term
Staff Support: Marion Ecks, Assistant Planner  


Meeting Date: 2nd Monday of Month

Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Location:
Hearing Room
Franklin City Hall
9229 W. Loomis Road

Please direct agenda questions to:
Planning Department

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