The DeWitt Area Recreation Authority staff is comprised of a full time Executive Director, full time Program Coordinator, and a full time Program Specialist. DARA also employs a number of part time program supervisors and seasonal staff. The staff is governed by policies set by a six member Board of Commissioners.
Executive Director - Chad Stevens, CPRP
Chad served as the Program Coordinator for DARA from July 2006 to January 2015. Chad holds a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a cognate in Community Recreation Management from Michigan State University. Chad also holds his certification as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) through the National Recreation and Park Association.
Program Coordinator - Mitchell McClintock
Mitchell was hired in of February 2015. He is a graduate of Olivet College with a Bachelor's degree in Sports and Recreation Management. Mitchell has great experience in therapeutic recreation, coaching, and summer camps which will serve him well with all of his duties at DARA. Mitchell is a native of Charlotte, Michigan and loves sports and spending time with his family.
Program Coordinator - Crystal Smith
Crystal graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration focused in Community Recreation with an Event Management minor. Crystal has experience in special events, summer camps, grant writing, and other recreation programming. Crystal also holds her certificate as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) through the National Recreation and Park Association.
DARA Board of Commissioners
Doug Simon - Chairman (DeWitt Charter Township)Maria Ostrander - Vice Chairman (City of DeWitt)
Dave Hunsaker - Member at Large (City of DeWitt)
John McCarty- Member at Large (City of DeWitt)
Steven Musselman - Member at Large (DeWitt Charter Township)
Cynthia Robinson - Member at Large (DeWitt Charter Township)