Commissions & Committees


The Commission was created in 1976. The role of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission is to represent the citizens of Henrico County by district and to provide citizens with a unified voice in planning recreation and parks programs, activities and services. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Recreation & Parks Main Office, 6800 Staples Mill Road.

Purpose: Serve as a liaison between the Director of Recreation and Parks, the Board of Supervisors, and the citizens of the community


Mr. Edwin C. Luther IV (Ex Officio)
Board of Supervisors
Hon. Frank J. Thornton
Mr. Thomas F. Kelley IV
Mr. Christopher M Woody
Mr. Joseph L. Coleman Jr.
Mrs. Joyce B. Robinson
School Board
Hon. Beverly L Cocke (Ex Officio)
Three Chopt
Mr. Vikas Kapila
Mr. F. Phillip Parker Jr.
Mrs. Mary Jo Qureshi
Mrs. Anne D. Sterling
Mr. Thurgood O. Ampey
Mr. Terrence L. Walker

Terms: 3

Meeting Dates: 1st Wednesday

Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Location: Recreation and Parks Main Office, 6800 Staples Mill Road

Contact: Neil Luther Director of Recreation & Parks 804-501-5119


HPAC was created in February 1990. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Recreation & Parks Main Office, 6800 Staples Mill Road.

The Henrico Historic Preservation Advisory Committee advises the Henrico County Board of Supervisors regarding the identification, interpretation, rehabilitation, protection and preservation of historical and cultural resources located within the County.

Goals & Projects

  • Market and distribute historical publications.
  • Create and promote public awareness of historic preservation.
  • Develop a bureau of volunteer speakers, available upon request to share significant information to groups on Henrico’s local history.
  • Encourage the public to identify historical sites within the County not currently on the Inventory.
  • Provide information to interested citizens on the methods used in the preservation of historic properties.
  • Develop guidelines for determining the historical significance of County sites.
  • Promote the local historical plaque and roadside marker programs.
  • Celebrate significant historical events for public appreciation.
  • Recognize significant historic preservation projects on an annual basis.


Mr. John G. Shuck
Mrs. Robin D. Smith
Mrs. Vee J. Davis
Mrs. Charlotte W. Melton
Recreation and Parks
Mr. Edwin C. Luther IV (Ex Officio)
Three Chopt
Mr. J. Joseph Boehling III
Mr. G. Norwood Nuckols Jr.
Mrs. Patricia M. Eichenberger
Mrs. Kay Francine Stanley
Henry L. Nelson Jr., Ed.D.
Mrs. Jennifer L. Thomas

Terms: 2

Meeting Dates: 2nd Tuesday (no August meeting)

Meeting Time: 8:30 a.m.

Meeting Location: Human Services Building

Contact: Neil Luther Director of Recreation & Parks 804-501-5119

Contact Us

Recreation and Parks

Physical Address
6800 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-7275
Inclement Weather Hotline
(804) 501-5132

(804) 501-5284

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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