The City Clerk’s Office Presents the Monthly Board Member Spotlight:
Mike johnston, recreation advisory commission
1. What inspired you to seek out joining one of the City’s Boards, Committees, Commissions, or Task forces?
I would encourage someone to join a committee because the chance to create a deeper sense of community in Durham is an amazing opportunity. You can be involved in improving Durham for everyone.
2. What inspired you to join your particular board?
My favorite part about serving on the Recreation Advisory Committee is talking about how to make community spaces be a place for everyone. Parks and shared activity bring people together in a special way, and I want that to be what Durham is about.
3. What are you hoping to gain or bring to the board?
My favorite part about living in Durham is the skateboarding community here. I grew up skateboarding in Durham and it makes me so happy to see how the skate scene here continues to grow both closer together and more genuinely inclusive.