City Government Committees

Community Enhancement:

The Community Enhancement Committee is appointed by the Mayor and comprised of one alderman from each Ward, the Parks Director and City Engineer.  The current members include:  Chairperson Betty Halker, Dee O’Neill, Eddie Walker, Jon CochranGil Denormandie and Charley Mobley.  This committee is charged with discovering and implementing ways to enhance the City’s image.  The committee meets at various times throughout the year as scheduled by the Chairperson and/or Mayor.

Finance, Ways & Means:

The Finance, Ways & Means (FW&M) Committee is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board.  It is comprised of one alderman from each Ward.  The current members include:  Mike White (Chairman), Jon Young, Betty Halker and Jon Cochran.  This committee is charged with examining the City’s finances and proposing a yearly budget for the Board’s consideration.

Legislative:

The Legislative Committee is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board.  It is comprised of one alderman from each Ward.  The current members include: (Chairperson), Eddie Walker, Dee O’NeillLaurie Henderson and Lloyd Ford.  This committee’s purpose is to examine proposed legislation and make recommendations to the full Board.  This committee meets on an ‘as-needed’ basis as scheduled by the Chairperson and/or Mayor.  See  DUTIES-AND-RESPONSIBILITIES-OF-THE-VALLEY-PARK-LEGISLATIVE-COMMITTEE

Police:

The Police Committee is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board.  It is comprised of one alderman from each Ward.  The current members include:  Jon Young (Chairman), Vacant, Betty HalkerDee O’Neill and Lloyd Ford.  The committee’s purpose and goal is to discuss and recommend any and all measures to enhance public safety from a law enforcement standpoint.  The committee meets as directed by the Chairperson and/or Mayor.  Meetings are held at City Hall and include Commanding Officer for the Valley Park Precinct, his/her designees and any invited guests.

Public Works:

The Public Works Committee is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board.  It is comprised of one alderman from each Ward.  The current members include: Jon Young (Chairman), Laurie Henderson,  Dee O’Neill and Jon Cochran.  This committee’s goal is to discuss ways to enhance the City’s public works department.  Along with reviewing equipment purchase requests, the committee examines ways to enhance the City’s responsibilities towards its residents for snow removal, waste pickup and facility maintenance.

Personnel:

The Personnel Committee is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board.  It is comprised of one alderman from each Ward.  The current members include: Mike White (Chairman), Eddie Walker, Lloyd Ford and Laurie Henderson.  This committee examines all aspects of employee relations including hiring and discharge, benefits, raises/cuts, discipline and safety.

Economic Development:

The Economic Development Committee is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board.  It is comprised of one alderman from each Ward.  The current members include: Betty Halker (Chairperson), Mike White, Eddie Walker and Jon Cochran .  This committee examines ways to create, enhance or assist economic development within the City.  The committee meets as directed by the Chairperson and/or Mayor.

Parks Board:

Parks Board Representative Mike White, Sherri O’Brien (Chairperson and Member-at-Large), Sarah McCabe (Ward 1), Chandra Webster (Ward 2), Rita Collins (Ward 3).  Ward 4 is vacant at the present time.  The Parks Board meets at the direction of the Chairperson and/or Board and examines ways to enhance not only our city parks, but the events staged at those parks.  Among other things, the Parks Board works on the Valley Days celebration.