Organization Chart & Overview
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- Recreation Services
- Programs & Projects
- Arts, Culture & Heritage Services
- Community Social Development
The Parks Division is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of City parks, trails and green spaces. This section also coordinates sports programming and special events in the City's parks, and is involved in many civic beautification initiatives. The Sports Services section works in liaison with the Richmond Sports Council.
The Recreation Division works in partnership with local community associations, volunteer organizations and special interest groups to ensure the provision of Recreation opportunities in Richmond through a variety of facilities, including arenas, pools, eight community centres, the fitness facilities, and a Nature Park.
Projects & Programs
The Projects & Programs Section provides leadership and direction in strategic business planning and policy development, in order to guide service provision and operational practices. They undertake research and develops strategies and plans to ensure the goals and objectives of the department are met according to the strategic direction set. This section is also responsible for planning functions and volunteer development, along with communications and marketing for the Department.
Art, Culture, and Heritage Services
The mandate of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Group is to create an environment of culture in the city that ensures arts, heritage and culture play a strong role in place making, community building, tourism and economic development by focusing on transitioning from the current “grass roots” approach to arts and culture, to one that embraces a fuller range of opportunities from beginner/recreational to professional.
Community Social Development
The Community Social Development Section works cooperatively with other agencies in the development of networks, programs and processes that promote social interaction and cultural enrichment, protect our vulnerable citizens, respect social diversity, and ensure that we put priority on developing our social capital. The goal is to act as a catalyst to build capacity within our organization and community to address social service issues in a more focused, coordinated, effective and productive manner.
School Board Liaison
The City maintains communication with the Richmond School District No. 38 through the Council/School Board Liaison Committee and administratively through the Community Services Department. The Board is an elected body composed of seven trustees who are responsible for managing Richmond School District No. 38.
Public Library Liaison
The Community Services Division acts as the City's liaison with the Board and management of the Richmond Public Library. The Richmond Public Library is an independent body governed by the Richmond Library Board and under the authority of the British Columbia Library Act. Funding for the Library comes primarily from the City with special and supplemental funding coming from the provincial government.
Gateway Theatre Liaison
The Cultural Services Division acts as the City's liaison with the Board and management of the Gateway Theatre. The Gateway is a civic theatre constructed by the City in 1984 to provide a venue for the performing arts in Richmond.
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