Recreation Commission


The Recreation Commission supports the Recreation Department’s mission to enrich the lives of Greenfield's residents by providing safe, welcoming parks and recreation facilities and affordable, diverse recreation and cultural opportunities for people of all ages to play, learn, and build community.

The Recreation Commission works with the department to:

  • Create community through people, parks, and programs.
  • Support the department’s mission and vision by providing insight and direction.
  • Make recommendations and advise the recreation director on programming, special events, and parks and facilities.
  • Make recommendations and advise the recreation director on financial and policy matters to meet the current and future needs of the City, including advocating for fiscal support in operational and capital budgets.
  • Provide staff for and encourage community participation in special events and youth programs.
  • Assist with facility-use requests and park management as needed.
  • Creatively fundraise to support the department's various community events and programs, in particular by running the annual Fireworks Fundraising Campaign.
The Recreation Commission operates under Section 6-10 of the City Charter.


The commission meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m., at 20 Sanderson St., Greenfield, MA 01301. Please check the calendar for scheduled meeting information, including agendas.

Seven seats (including two alternates) / Three-year terms
Donna DuSell, chair June 2026
Barbara Zaccheo, secretary December 2025
Danica Hochstetler December 2024
Myrt Jaquay December 2024
Mary Phillips, alternate December 2024
Daniel Piasecki, alternate June 2026
Heather Valenta December 2025
Staff contact: Christy Moore / 413-772-1553 20 Sanderson St., Greenfield, MA 01301