Board of Commissioners

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission is made up of five board members and two non-voting youth members.

The Commission holds monthly public meetings and is responsible for setting CRC policy.

Dawn Denno

Dawn Denno

  • elected President by her fellow commissioners in April 2012
  • mayor-appointed board member
  • member of the Commission since 2008.

Kazava SmithRev. Kazava Smith

  • elected Vice President by his fellow commissioners in April 2012
  • mayor-appointed board member
  • member of the Commission since 1993.

Stephen MacConnell

Stephen MacConnell

  • appointed by the mayor
  • member of the Commission since 2010

Chris NelmsChris Nelms

  • appointed by the Board of Education
  • member of the Commission since 2010

Otto Budig, Jr.

Otto Budig Jr.

  • appointed by the Park Board
  • member of the Commission since 2012

Hunter Phifer

Hunter Phifer

Mr. Hunter Phifer is the Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s current Youth Commissioner. Mr. Phifer is a student at Walnut Hills High School and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. He is very familiar with CRC activities and programs because of his experiences as a former CRC recreation intern and a CRC summer daycamper from ages 5-12. Hunter brings a fresh and youthful view to the CRC Commission.