Recreation District Commissioners

Parks and Recreation District Commission


•Ray Laughter - Chairman, District 1
•Anna Dickerson, District 2
•Mike Duncan, District 3
•Lee Ashcraft, District 4
•Stewart Lott, District 5

At Large
Wayne Spell
Ken Kirkpatrick

About the Parks and Recreation District Commission


The Parks and Recreation District Commission are made up of one representative from each district
appointed by that district’s supervisor and two at-large appointed by the DeSoto County Economic
Council. The Parks and Recreation District Commission are committed to being progressive, innovative,
and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of DeSoto County through all aspects of parks and
recreation.

Message from Chairman
"I am honored to serve as the Inaugural Chairman of the DeSoto County Parks and Recreation District Commission. This Board will be a bench-mark for the future of our Greenways and Parks System. The
DeSoto County Board of Supervisors has made evident it’s commitment that the citizens of DeSoto
County believe in the preservation of our environment, so that future generations can enjoy the natural landscape our County has to offer. Our goal is to continue to develop a long term strategic vision concentrating on the development and maintenance of athletic, cultural, educational, and recreational complexes for the enjoyment and
well-being of our citizens."
-Ray Laughter

Meetings
The Parks and Recreation District Commission typically holds a public meeting on the second Thursday
of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room on the third floor of the County Administration Building.