Recreation Advisory Committee


  • 7 pm 
  • Once per month - usually the 1st Thursday of the Month 
  • William J. Vescio Community Center
    1 Library Road
    Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Please call the Recreation Department at 914-941-6560 for additional information.


  • Brian Harkins, Chair, Member
    Chair Term Expiration: April 2024
    Member Term Expiration: April 2025
  • James Alvich, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2024
  • Roger Battacharia, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2024
  • Gerry Byrne, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2025
  • Jessica Kane, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2025
  • Lee Levits, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2026
  • Katelyn Pershing, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2026
  • Jonathan Robins, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2024


Recreation Advisory Committee acts as a liaison between the community and the Village Parks and Recreation Department on programming, facilities, trends, and resident interests on all matters related to sports, recreation, parks, and outdoor fun. The RAC reviews recreation programs and events, assesses the upkeep and usage of parks and fields, and advises and recommends policy issues that would best benefit the community. Seven members comprise the committee, with each member appointed by the Village Board of Trustees for 3-year terms.

Representative activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and providing opportunities for the residents of the Village for recreation, relaxation, and enjoyment through participation in a wide variety of programs of a recreational nature.
  • Ongoing assessment of the recreational and parks needs and resources of the Village.
  • Recommendation for non-athletic community events, including Community Day, Games in the Parks, Cornhole tournaments, Karaoke events, and other events targeted at, and for the enjoyment of, members of the Briarcliff community.
  • Maximize broad use of Village recreation programs, by recommending good management and prudent selection of such programs, and by fostering an appropriate selection of tax-supported, partially tax-supported, and self-sustaining programs.
  • Seeking to maximize the sharing of resources between the Village, its schools, other large property owners, and other municipalities, as may be appropriate.

Ideal Candidates

While no particular background or skills are required, the ideal candidates will have experience implementing or participating in large-scale recreation programs and formal education or professional experience in one or more of the following:

  • Recreation programs
  • Organized sports
  • Facilities planning
  • Events planning
  • Camps

All candidates must be energetic, willing to work well within a group of possibly diverse opinions, and enthusiastic supporters of recreational programs and community events!