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Parks & Rec Board

About Us

In 1980, the Board of Supervisors established the Park and Recreation Board and appointed seven residents to serve 5 year terms. The Board develops, plans and oversees a variety of recreational activities and makes recommendations of matters pertaining to the public park and recreational activities. In Feb. 2019, the Board of Supervisors hired Jhane Kunkel as the Park and Recreation Director.

The Park and Recreation Board meets on the first Monday of most months in the Municipal Building beginning at 7:00pm. All meetings are open to the public.

Members

Karen Henry

Chair

Term: Ends 12/31/21

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Karen has been an East Hanover resident since 2004. She is serving her second term as a parks and recreation board member. Karen joined the board as a way to serve her community and out of a personal interest in physical health for the members of the community.

Yvonne Sharrow

Vice Chair

Term: Ends 12/31/20

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Yvonne has been a resident of East Hanover Township since 1991. Her two daughters have attended many of the events offered by the Park & Rec Board. While her children attended East Hanover Elementary School, she was a PTO volunteer and helped to start and build the Health & Wellness Committee. Yvonne also volunteered for many events offered by the PTO. She taught preschool at the Grantville Nursery School for seven years, which was a huge part of her achieving a degree in early elementary education through Penn State Harrisburg. In 2014, Yvonne accepted the position of assistant director for the Summer Playground Program offered by the Park and Rec Board. She loves to be a part of the lives of children, so this was a perfect job for her. Yvonne sees her commitment to the East Hanover Park and Rec Board as a way to continue her connections with the families of East Hanover Township.

Laurie Reichert

Secretary

Term: Ends 12/31/20

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Laurie Reichert and her husband, Kirby, have been residents of East Hanover Township since 1992. Laurie formerly was a director on the Lower Dauphin School Board and the Capital Area Intermediate Unit Board. In 2015, she decided to focus her efforts on East Hanover Township by serving on the Park, Recreation, Open Space Comprehensive and Master Site Plan Study Committee. She enjoys exercising outdoors and frequently can be seen running on routes 443 and 743 as she trains for marathons. Her husband has been farming in East Hanover Township since 1989. Laurie encourages health and fitness for individuals of all ages. She wants to contribute to the improvement of East Hanover Township’s recreational activities and enrich the lives of Township residents by providing them with ample places to exercise and socialize. She looks forward to community involvement during her term on the Board and beyond.

David Hamaty

Member

Term: Ends 12/31/22

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Zachary Jackson

Member

Term: Ends 12/31/23

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Kirby Reichert Jr.

Member

Term: Ends 12/31/23

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Vacant

Member

Term:

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primary contact

Jhane Kunkel
717-469-0833
parkandrec@ehtdcpa.org

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