Recreation Advisory Commission

The Recreation Advisory Commission serves as an advisory board on issues pertaining to the operation of the Recreation Department. One member is appointed by the council from each of the city's six wards, and three members-at-large are nominated by the mayor and appointed by the council.  To contact your Ward’s RAC member, e-mail the Recreation Department at the email link below. Please state the recipient’s name in the subject line, and your inquiry will be forwarded.
The Commission meets quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month (February, May, August, November) at 5:30 PM.  Meetings are open to the public.
2023 Meeting Schedule
November 28, 2023 - Council Conference Room 201 at Erwin Community Center
Current members are:
Council Member - Donyel Barber, Chairwoman
Ward I - Cindy Buckley
Ward II - Michael Dickson
Ward III - Chris Thomason
Ward IV- Lamar Burris
Ward V William Toro
Ward VI - Toren Gordon
Member-At-Large - Ephraim Winkfield
Member-At-Large - Finland Fair
Member-At-Large - Kendrick McDowell
Youth Member - Ben Kimmel
Contact Information:
Memorial Hall
109 W. Second Avenue, Gastonia, NC  28052
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.866.6839 (office)
704.842.5104 (fax)


Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


✆ 704-866-6714

⟟ 181 S. South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052