Organization Chart and Overview
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Community Services Division
The Division is responsible for the following City functions:
The Parks Department is responsible for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of City parks, trails and green spaces. This section also coordinates Special Events in the City's parks and is involved in many civic beautification initiatives.
The Recreation and Sports Services Department works in partnership with local community associations, volunteer organizations, sports groups and others to ensure the provision of innovative, affordable and inclusive sport and recreation programs, services and events to the diverse health and wellness needs of the community. The department is also responsible for the leadership of the administration, research and strategic planning functions of the Community Services Division.
Art, Culture, and Heritage Services
The Arts, Culture and Heritage Services Department fosters community cohesion, civic pride, and both reflects and contributes to the City’s cultural identity. Arts, Culture and Heritage programs and services contribute to individual intellectual, creative, social, and physical well being and support economic development through the tourism and creative sectors, including the film industry.
Gateway Theatre Liaison
The Arts, Culture and Heritage Services Department acts as the liaison to the Gateway Theatre Society. The Gateway Theatre offers a platform for the community to contribute to and benefit from the performing arts.
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 Division. 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.
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