Board of Directors



“We will provide and maintain quality parks, recreation experiences and related facilities and programs fora ll residents of the District in a fiscally sustainable manner that compliments the natural resources and cultural heritage of our community.”

Board Election Information/Current elections, procedures & deadlines

General Manager, Randy Murphy


Board of Director Seat: OPEN
Director- Term expires December 2020
Click on the link below on how to apply:
Notice of Vacancy of BOD 10.26.18

Gary Emberland, Chairman-Term expires December 2020

I pledge to continue to work hard to enhance our great community with its beautiful Feather River, parks, facilities, events and programs. I look forward to improving and maintaining all of our parks and facilities but I need your ideas and suggestions too. My wife Colleen and I own a 1920’s farmhouse with approximately 7 acres of wonderfully tasting Navel Oranges and call it Sunnyhill Farm.  We usually start harvesting the oranges in November and finish early February. We have been enjoying Oroville’s parks, events and have spent over 20 years house boating on Lake Oroville with friends and family. My wife Colleen is currently a Mammography Tech at Valley Imaging (Oroville Hospital), a career she has had over 30 years. We have two daughters that also live here in Oroville. Willow is 29 years old and works for Butte County in Code Enforcement.  Sarah is 27 and works at Oroville Hospital as a Medical Tech. I retired in 2012 as a traveling Site Electrical Engineer for a large engineering firm specializing in renewable energy such as wind, solar and hydroelectric facilities throughout the World. Now I’m back to my “roots’ as a farmer and working for our community. Please feel free to contact me anytime with your concerns, ideas and suggestions for improving the FRRPD.

Scott Kent Fowler, Director-Term expires December 2018

The District Board of Directors also serve on various committees: Parks & Rec, Finance, Personnel, Policies & Procedures, Supplemental Benefits Fund and various Ad-Hoc Committees.

Steven Rocchi, Director-Term expires December 2018

Marcia Carter, Director-Term expires December 2020

I grew up in a small desert town, Ridgecrest, adjacent to a Naval Base. As a teen I began babysitting many of the children in our neighborhood. I quickly learned that I loved working with children. After high school I attended Bakersfield College and eventually earned my Life Time Teaching Credential in 1977. I returned to Ridgecrest and began teaching child development courses at Cerro Coso, the local community college.  I taught there for six years before my husband and I decided to move our family out of the desert. For years we looked for property all over Northern California and finally decided on beautiful Oroville.  In 1980 we moved to Oroville with our two children.  We started a family business, Oroville Gymnastics Sports Academy, in 1983 which prospered until 2010. I received my State of California Master Teacher Credential in the field of child development in 2000 and continued my journey working with children.  I have been teaching for 46 years.  I love working with children with special needs and sensory processing disorders and have discovered the joy of working with seniors. I learned as we become seniors we need to exercise our bodies and brains just as we did when we were kids. This prompted me to created “Brains In Motion” for Boomers.  This class helps seniors exercise their Brain and Bodies to mentally prepare to tackle the tasks of daily life. I am so excited to be teaching Brains In Motion through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico. (OLLI). I was elected to the Feather River Recreation and Parks District (FRRPD) Board in 2013 to a four year term.  My first year has not only been an amazing learning experience, it has also been one of the most amazing years of my life serving the community and working with the current Board Members and  our new General Manager.  I am proud to be a part of this amazing team of individuals who look forward to improving the district. I have great and wonderful visions for our parks and community.  I am very excited to continue serving this community. I will continue making what I feel are the best decisions for this district and its citizens.

Smile every day!!