Our Staff

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
Timothy LaLonde
Jim Bier
William Foster
Terrel Wallis
Lynn Secory
Steve Cooper
Charles Mathews
Robert Wiley
Howard Heidemann

Mark A. Brochu

Chairperson
Vice Chairperson
Secretary
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
County Commissioner

Director


Purpose of the Commission

The general purposes of PARC shall be:
  1. To study and determine the extent of need for parks, preserves, parkways, recreation and other conservation facilities within the County.
  2. To develop cooperative planning efforts with the various cities, villages, townships and school districts concerned with parks, recreation and conservation services.
  3. To serve as an information center for local parks and recreation commission/boards.
  4. 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 Association

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
Training/Education
St. Clair County Community College
Practice Management Institute, Inc.

Experience
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
Training/Education
BA degree in Public History, Outdoor Recreation and Protected Area Management from Northern Michigan University.

Experience
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 three children.

“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.”
 

Darel Williamson, Park Manager
Training/Education
U.S. Army from 83 to 89 as a power generation equipment repair mechanic

Experience
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.”
 

Brad Brenske, Park Operations Supervisor
Training/Education
U.S. Navy Sea Bees 1981-2004, Facilities Maintenance and Management
Michigan Licensed Builder

Experience
Operations Supervisor since May 2014
Prior
Construction Inspector and Materials Tester, BMJ Engineers & Surveyors, Port Huron, 2004-2014

Family – Married with three children.

“Having been the construction inspector of St. Clair County’s Parks for the past 10 years, and now being part of Parks and Recreation is just too awesome for words. My Family and I really love the parks, and can’t wait to see the next improvement for all to enjoy.”



Contact Information

St. Clair County Parks and Recreation
200 Grand River Avenue, Suite 107
Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone: (810) 989-6960
Fax: (810) 985-3762
Email: Parks & Recreation
St. Clair County Parks & Recreation