Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

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 The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) is an advisory group to the City of Fairfax City Council, consisting of 14 members and representatives who may serve for terms of up to three years per each appointment. The board is advisory in nature only and has no authority for operations.

Responsibilities of the board include:

  • the study and recommendation to City Council of a well-rounded park and recreation program, acquisition and development
  • ensuring adequate coordination of all matters affecting policy of joint community use of schools in accordance with agreements between the school board and City Council
  • providing consideration to implementation and financing in coordination with the city's Parks and Recreation Department

Click here to view City Code: ARTICLE II. - PARK AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

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PRAB Members

 

Rodgers

Zinta Rodgers-Rickert

Chair

Zinta Rodgers-Rickert was appointed to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in 2003 and currently serves as the board's Chair as of June, 2016. Zinta has been a City of Fairfax resident since 1993 and is President of the Little River Hills Civic Association. She has been a realtor since 1989 and recently was appointed to the Policy Board of the Virginia Association of Realtors. She has three daughters who attend Daniels Run and is actively involved with the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). She is a volunteer volleyball coach for Fairfax Police Youth Club (FPYC) and the Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC).

 

 

Knapp

Brian Knapp

Vice-Chair;
NOVA Parks Representative

Brian Knapp and his wife, Mary, moved to the City of Fairfax in late 1997. He joined the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in 1999 and has served as its chairman twice; he is currently the board's vice-chairman. Brian also represents the City of Fairfax on the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks). He is the Vice President at The Cohen Group, a global business firm specializing in strategic consulting. Brian has a son in elementary school.

 

 Mike Anderson

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson is a lifelong city resident, born and raised in the Mosby Woods neighborhood - the same neighborhood that he lives in today along with his wife Carrie and their four kids. Michael attended Fairfax High School and graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. He is very active in the community and enjoys taking an active part in the Fairfax Police Youth Club (FPYC) as a travel soccer coach. He has been a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board since 2014.
 

 

Mark Angres

 Planning Commission Representative  

Mark Angres is the current City Planning Commission representative of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, where he has been a member since January, 2018. Mark and his wife moved to the city in 2012 and since then have added two wonderful boys to the family. Mark also spent three years on the City Board of Architectural Review (BAR) where he was chair for two years. He is patiently waiting for the city to build an amazing roller hockey rink in one of its parks.
 

Ellie Monnig

Ellie Monnig

 Teen Council Representative

Ellie Monnig is the teen representative of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. She is currently a senior at Robinson Secondary School and is an International Baccalaureate candidate. As a student of Robinson, she is involved with several activities such as, the Student Government Association, Fairfax City Public Schools Student Advisory Council, the National and Spanish Honor Society, and Robinson theatre program. Ellie is a competitive swimmer for the Mason Makos Swim Team and Robinson Varsity Swim and Dive Team. Ellie has been a resident of Mosby Woods neighborhood with her parents and sisters since she was born. She spends her summers at Mosby Woods pool swimming, coaching, and lifeguarding. 

 

Brian Cipriano, PLA - 2017-

Brian Cipriano, PLA

Brian Cipriano graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture in 2000. He moved to Boston and had the unique opportunity to work at a design firm that specialized in parks and recreation design. In 2003, he moved to the City of Fairfax after being offered a job with a firm here in Northern Virginia, bringing this specialized design service to the local area. Now a Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) with over 100 projects and counting, Brian's sports and recreation related expertise includes the design of entire park facilities, ball fields, playgrounds, trails, sport courts and many of the complimentary amenities people enjoy. Additionally, he has been involved with the planning and design of many of the upgrades to the city's parks in recent years, such as Providence's Baseball Field #3 and a whole new park at Stafford Drive. With a broad range of knowledge in recreation and a passion for the outdoors, Brian has joined the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to help make the city's parks world class.
 

 

Pat Gallagher

Commission on the Arts (COA) 

Representative 

 Pat Gallagher was designated as the City's Commission on the Arts (COA) representative of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in early 2017.  She joined the Commission on the Arts in 2015 with a professional background in law and accounting.  In terms of the arts, Pat has a special interest in arts management - including grants compliance, diverse programming and fundraising. In terms of parks and recreation, she spent summers in high school and college working for a suburban park department and has had a longstanding interest in supporting and advancing the use and enjoyment of city parks and recreational activities.
 
 Justin Graf
 
 

 Evie

Evie Ifantides

 Evie Ifantides was born in Istanbul, Turkey and at the age of four her family moved to Athens, Greece. At twelve, her family immigrated to the state of Maine.  She came to the Washington Area to complete her Master’s Degree in Soviet Studies in 1989. She has been a resident of the City of Fairfax since 1993 and has been working for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) since 1991.  She enjoys biking to work, is an avid tennis player, and recently started playing pickleball.
 

 Kim Luckabaugh - Bio Photo

Kim Luckabaugh

Kim Luckabaugh was appointed to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in April, 2018. Kim is a NOVA native, raised in Ashburn, Virginia. She has been a City of Fairfax resident since 1998, living in Fairchester Woods where she has served for years on the Fairchester Woods Civic Association Board. She has been actively involved in the community almost since she moved in - from being a freelance writer for several local newspapers to serving as a member of the Fairfax Woman's Club. Kim works for Volunteer Fairfax as a program manager, connecting people to community volunteer needs all over Northern Virginia. She and her husband, Dan, have three children - a son in college and two daughters at Fairfax High School. Kim's desire to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) stems from her commitment to the City of Fairfax community and seeking opportunities to further strengthen it. She knows that the city parks are a gem in the region, as is the recreational programming offered, and seeks to use her strengths in ensuring this continues for generations to come.
 

  Sandy Moshos
Senior Center Advisory Council Representative

Sandy Moshos is a retired teacher from Fairfax County and Prince William County. She taught ESOL and formerly math. She has lived in Mosby Woods for more than 20 years and sold real estate during the years she was teaching. Sandy has four children, three of whom are city residents, and many wonderful grandchildren, all who have actively participated with various Fairfax City school sports teams.
 

 

James Rich

Community Appearance Committee (CAC) Representative


 

 Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross grew up in Mosby Woods and moved back to the City of Fairfax in 2013, where she and her family now reside in Lord Fairfax Estates. She and her family love spending time at Van Dyck Park and taking walks on the City tails. Sarah is a transportation and land use planning consultant, and looks forward to serving the community through the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
 

 

Mitch Sutterfield

School Board Representative

 

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