The Board of Directors of the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District are elected by Division to a four year term. Each Director must live within the Division they represent. The Board meets the second at fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 P.M. at the Jurupa Community Center located at 4810 Pedley Rd. Agendas can be viewed here.

JARPD Division Map

Stephen Anderson

President of the Board

Email: JARPD_div3@jarpd.org
Division 3
Term Expires: 2020

Stephen Anderson has resided in Sky Country since 1989. During this time I have raised four children. All of which have participated in Jurupa’s Parks and Recreation programs. Their involvement included organized sports such as soccer and baseball. I am well aware of how important recreational activities can be to participants. This is particularly true for the young when character and self-esteem is formulating. My experience in Jurupa provides me with high regard for the quality of our parks and our recreation programs. The better our parks and programs the greater the likelihood that they will benefit our constituents. It is to this goal that I seek to serve. We also have to recognize that our community is diverse and has many needs. As such recreational program development continues to be required. Community input is sought and needed if the best possibilities are to be obtained. In short, Jurupa needs a Parks and Recreation Program that supports our way of life: dignity, liberty, justice, opportunity and fun for all.

Education:
B. A. Psychology 1968, CSU-Fullerton
Minors: Economics and Political Science
Post graduate work, Psychology 1973, Cal-Poly-Pomona

Experience:
Correctional Counselor I, CDC (33 years)
LTC USA-Reserve, Infantry (38 years)

Josie Gaytan

Vice-President

Email: JARPD_div4@jarpd.org

Division 4
Term Expires: 2018

Kim Jarrell Johnson

Secretary

Email: JARPD_div1@jarpd.org
Division 1
Term Expires: 2020

’Kim Jarrell Johnson was born and raised in the Jurupa Valley area and graduated from Rubidoux High School in 1979. She went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Public Service/ Political Science from UC Riverside and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Cal State Fullerton. Kim has spent almost 30 years working in local government in the areas of land use planning, park planning, and historic preservation. She and her husband Mark, also a Rubidoux graduate, have two daughters who graduated from local schools.

Experience:
– Jurupa Valley Planning Commission member 2011-2014
-Founding member and board member of the Support Jurupa Valley Association
-Board member of the Jurupa Valley Community Foundation
-Board member of the Jurupa Valley Incorporation Research Committee
-Vice president of the Yes on Cityhood committee

Ron Anderson

Director

Email: JARPD_div2@jarpd.org
Division 2
Term Expires: 2020

Ellen Porter

Director

Email: JARPD_div5@jarpd.org
Division 5
Term Expires: 2018

’My husband Don and I have lived in Jurupa Valley since 2006. In 2013 I started a small business, Pen Porter, which offers marketing and public relations services to other small businesses. I became active about that same time in the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce, and served on its board and as its marketing manager during its 2013-2014 year. I was encouraged by several other Chamber members to run for the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District Board, and successfully did so in 2014.
I also serve on a board for a running/walking club in Riverside called Riverside Road Runners, and I am the founder of local walking club Jurupa Valley Motion. I have always loved running and walking, but now am passionate about providing all types of recreation our community wants, be it walking, running, horseback riding, swimming, ball sports or visual and performing arts.