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Board of Park Commissioners

The Board of Park Commissioners is a three-member body whose members according to state law are appointed by the Presiding Judge of the Butler County Probate Court for three-year terms. Park Commissioners are VOLUNTEERS who serve without pay and make the policy decisions needed to chart the future course for Butler County’s park system.

The Board has a monthly regular meeting, usually the third Tuesday of the month, beginning at 3:00 p.m. which is open to the public. Board meeting locations are subject to change so please contact the MetroParks Administrative Headquarters prior to each meeting to verify the location or look for additional meeting information on this website.

Anyone wishing to address the Board of Park Commissioners should contact Jonathan Granville, Executive Director, at 513-867-5835 in advance to discuss scheduling and placement of topics on the appropriate meeting agenda. You can also send an email to

Gregory T. Amend

Gregory Amend was appointed to the Board of Park Commissioners in January 1998 and was sworn in for his 6th term in 2013. He is currently serving a President.

He is Chairman of Valco Cincinnati and currently serves as President of the Lakota Family YMCA. He is a former Liberty Township trustee and a past board member of Mercy-Fairfield Hospital. He is a member of both the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Edward L. Dwyer

Edward L. Dwyer, who is currently serving as Vice-President of the Board of Park Commissioners, was appointed in 2006 to complete an unexpired term. He was reappointed in 2013 and his current term runs through 2015. He is Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at U.S. Bank. He co-chairs the Risk Working Committee of the Consumer Banking Association in Washington, DC and is the Director of Leadership and faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, Washington.

He and his wife live in West Chester Township and have two children.

Cynamon Trokhan

Cynamon Trokhan was sworn in by Probate Judge Randy Rogers in February 2010 to serve her first term, finishing the term of a former Commissioner. Trokhan was re-appointed again in January 2012 and most recently in December 2014 for a new term beginning January 2015 – 2017. She is currently serving as member of the Board.

Trokhan completed both undergraduate and law degrees at Case Western Reserve University and is an estate planning, corporate and real estate attorney with Parrish, Marcum, Hirka & Trokhan Co., LPA. Trokhan is also involved with Great Miami Valley YMCA, The Presbyterian Church of Hamilton, Hamilton Junior Women's League, St. Joseph Consolidated School, Badin High School and Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Board of the New London Hills Club and is serving on the Executive Director Search Committee for the Fitton Center for Creative Arts.

She resides in Hamilton with her husband, two daughters, two pygmy goats and two chickens. She hopes to add two miniature donkeys and two Highland cows to her property in the near future.

Jonathan R. Granville
Executive Director

Jonathan R. Granville has been Executive Director of the MetroParks since September of 2007. Mr. Granville is a 30-year plus veteran in the field of parks having held Director, Secretary and other management positions at three other Ohio metropolitan park districts prior to joining MetroParks of Butler County. As Executive Director, he reports directly to the Board of Park Commissioners, implements the policy and/or budgetary directives of the Board and leads the MetroParks staff team.

He and his wife live in Monroe and have 2 grown children.

Past Park Commissioners

Gilbert E. Condo, June 1955-December 1968
Charles W. Denny, Jr., June 1955-December 1957
Earl H. Thompson, June 1955-December 1958
William K. Robinson, January 1958-December 1969
Earnest A. Hively, January 1959-December 1961
M. David Urmston, January 1962-December 1964
Joseph P. Wespiser, III, January 1965-December 1972
George C. Cummins, January 1969-October 1979
John C. Dillon, January 1970-December 1975
Raymond D. Bourne, January 1973-June 1979
Bruce L. Peters, Jr, January 1976-December 1978
Robert E. Hagan, January 1979-December 1983
James A. Wespiser, July 1979-December 1988
David R. Eichel, November 1979-December 1986
William E. Rathman, January 1984-December 1989
Willis H. Harbaum, January 1987-December 1999
Carol F. Shrider, January 1988-December 1991
Leonard L. Robinson, January 1990-December 1992
Linda Sue Amend, January 1992-December 1997
Richard Slagle, January 1993-December 1995
Stanley D. Rullman, January 1996-December 2001
John M. O'Neill, January 2002-July 2006
Jacqueline R. Parrish, January 2000-July 2008
Kathleen L. Klink, August 2008-January 2010

Current Board of Park Commissioners:
Gregory T. Amend, January 1998-
Edward L. Dwyer, September 2006-
Cynamon T. Trokhan, February 2010-

Board of Park Commissioners Current Agenda and Meeting Minutes

December 15, 2015 Minutes
January 7, 2016 Minutes

Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Bartender/Host
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Job Title: Rental Associate
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Job Title: Park Caretaker (Positions needed at various locations throughout Butler County)
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Job Title: Park Law Enforcement Officer (Part-time; year-round)
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Job Title: Park Maintenance Technician
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Job Title: Public Safety Officer 1 (Part-time, intermittent, year-round)
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Job Title: Public Safety Assistant I
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Job Title: Facility Attendant
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Job Title: Program Leader
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Job Title: Accounting Associate- Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable
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Employment Application Form

Rules and Laws

MetroParks Rules and Regulations
Concussion in Youth Sports: Ohio's Return-to-Play Law


Equal Employment Opportunity
Farmland Lease Information
Wildlife Management Policy Controlled Bowhunting Program
Records Management
Geocaching Policy
Trail Accessibility Guide
Policy Governing the Use of Other Power Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD) On MetroParks Trails, etc.
Catering Policy

Annual Reports

Annual Report Summary
Programs and Special Events
Public Safety

Schedule of Payables

2015 Schedule of Payables
September & October 2015 Schedule of Payables with Signatures
August 2015 Schedule of Payables with Signatures
July 2015 Schedule of Payables with Signatures
June 2015 Schedule of Payables with Signatures
April 2015 Schedule of Payables with Signatures
May 2015 Schedule of Payables with Signatures

Request for Proposal / Bid Opportunities

November Schedule of payables
Request for Qualifications for Professional Design Services
2016 Mowing Contract Specifications & Bid Instructions
INVITATION TO BID - LEGAL NOTICE -Contract Rentschler Forest Athletic Field Development 2016

Public Forms

2015/2016 Controlled Bow Hunting Application
2015 CCBR Boat Registration
2015 CCBR Sponsorship Packet
2015 CCBR Sponsorship Form
2015 Vendor Registration
Middletown Community Garden Packet 2015
2015 Facility Rental Fees
Athletic Complex Policy
Memorial Bench Donation Program
Rentschler Forest MetroPark & Chrisholm MetroPark Master Plans
Request for Special Permission or Waiver of a MetroParks Rule or Regulation
Public Records Request Form
Special Event Policy for Non-MetroParks Event
Donation Form
Request for a Credit Form

Staff Forms

New Hire Employment Documents
Employee Time Sheet (PDF)
Overtime Pre-Authorization Form (PDF)
Request for Leave Form
Request for Reimbursement Form
Mileage Reimbursement Form
Requisition Order Form
Gasoline Usage Log
Pesticide Use Record
Pre Authorization Form - Part Time

Program Guides

May 2015 Program Guide
Special Events 2015
January-February 2015 Program Guide
March-April 2015 Program Guide
Sebald Park Expansion Elk Creek MetroPark
Press Release....See News
2016 Mowing Contract Specifications and Bid Instructions are now available....SEE NEWS
The Cascade Trail at Rentschler Forest MetroPark closed during February...SEE NEWS
Looking for a job? Visit Employment Opportunities under General Information tab
Serenity Bridge at Governor Bebb Reopens...SEE NEWS
High water of Great Miami Recreation River Trail....SEE NEWS
MetroParks & The Hamilton Parks Conservancy Collaborates at Miami Woods.......see NEWS
Social Outings Professinal Outings
Administrative Office 2051 Timberman Road     |     Hamilton, Ohio 45013     |     (513) 867-5835