Administrative staff maintains an office in the County
Administration Building in Port Huron. Park Maintenance and Marketing staffs are
located at Goodells County Park.
Meet the PARC Commissioners
John P. Cooper
Mark A. Brochu
Purpose of the Commission
The general purposes of PARC shall be:
- To study and determine the extent of need for parks, preserves, parkways, recreation
and other conservation facilities within the County.
- To develop cooperative planning efforts with the various cities, villages, townships
and school districts concerned with parks, recreation and conservation services.
- To serve as an information center for local parks and recreation commission/boards.
- To prepare and recommend to the County Board of Commissioners the adoption of a
comprehensive coordinated county-wide parks and recreation plan.
Meet our Staff
Mark A. Brochu, Director
BA & MA degrees in Municipal Recreation & Recreation
Administration from Central Michigan University
Certified Parks and Recreation Professional thru the National Recreation & Park
St. Clair County Parks and Recreation Director since 1995
Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Director from 1981 to 1995
Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation Assistant Director from 1978 to 1981
Family - Married with two adult daughters.
“I have enjoyed working with the St. Clair County
Parks and Recreation Commission and the County Board of Commissioners to develop
a County Parks system that residents and visitors will enjoy for many years to come.”
Lynn Smith, Office Manager
St. Clair County Community College
Practice Management Institute, Inc.
Has worked for the Parks and Recreation Commission since 1994
Prior - A legal secretary at a local law firm from 1984-94
Family – One daughter.
“As a child, I spent a lot of time at Goodells County Park involved
in various 4H projects as well as participating in open horse shows. The changes
that have taken place over the last ten years at Goodells Park are amazing.”
Dennis C. Delor, Special Events, Marketing, and Volunteer Coordinator
BA degree in Public History, Outdoor Recreation and Protected Area Management from
Northern Michigan University.
Special Events, Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator since Feb 2005
Prior - Chief of Visitor Services and Programming , National Museum of the Civil
War Soldier, Petersburg, VA 2002-2005
Museum Manager, Skokie Heritage Museum, Skokie Park District, Skokie Ill. 1999-2002
Family - Married with 2 boys.
“After living in different areas of the United States, coming back
home to St. Clair County gave me the opportunity to promote the fantastic recreational
options that our County residents have right here in their own backyards.”
Matt Sharp, Park Operations Supervisor CPSI, CPO, AFO
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY - BS Enviromental Economics
Simsbury, CT - summer crew leader
Warren, MI - Aquatics/Building Assistant - Macomb Township Parks & Buildings
Family- Married with two children.
“Working in Parks and Recreation has given me the chance to provide a moment of
peace and quiet, a moment of discovery, and a moment of joy to so many people that
I feel so grateful to have this job every day of the week, even during the most
Darel Williamson, Park Manager
U.S. Army from 83 to 89 as a power generation equipment repair mechanic
Park maintenance staff member since 1990. Park Manger since Sept 05
Prior - Landscape Technician from 1990-1997
Family- Married with three children.
“When I started I mostly delivered the showmobile and bleachers.
From mowing lawn to wiring buildings, I have done it all. I have enjoyed seeing
how much the park has changed over the years. It’s becoming more modern, yet it hasn’t
lost its country feel.”
Timothy May, Park Operations Supervisor
Delta College, University Center, MI - AAS in Construction Management
Michigan Licensed Builder
Operations Supervisor since July of 2011
Construction Director, Blue Water Habitat for Humanity, Port Huron, MI 2008-2011
Construction Manager, Rapid Recovery Service, Clinton Township, MI 2007-2008
Carpenter, union and non-union experience with several firms from residential to
Family – Married with two children.
“Having the opportunity to work in Parks and Recreation has allowed me to see
the joy and pure happiness of everyone that visits the parks. I am extremely
proud to be a part of and help create such an enjoyable experience in my home
community of St. Clair County.”
St. Clair County Parks and Recreation
200 Grand River Avenue, Suite 107
Port Huron, MI 48060