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Riverbanks Park Commission

In 1969 the South Carolina General Assembly created the Rich-Lex Riverbanks Park Special Purpose District, the legal and governing authority for what was to ultimately become Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The seven-member Riverbanks Park Commission was established as the district’s governing authority and continues its role today.

The Riverbanks Park Commission is responsible to the citizens of the Midlands for the financial stability of the Zoo and Garden. It consists of seven members appointed for six-year terms. Two members are appointed by the Richland County Council, two by the Lexington County Council, two by the City of Columbia, and one jointly by the three entities.

Current Riverbanks Park Commission Members

 

Bud Tibshrany, Chair
At-Large (rotating position)

Robert G. Davidson, Vice Chair 
Richland County

Jan Stamps, Treasurer 
Lexington County

Alana Odom Williams, Secretary
City of Columbia

M. F. “Phil” Bartlett
Richland County

Mary Howard, Chair
Lexington County

Michael Phemister Velasco
City of Columbia

 

Meeting Notice

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Financial Statements