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ABOUT DARA

Formed in July 2003 by the City of DeWitt and DeWitt Charter Township, DARA is dedicated to providing quality recreation programs to particpants of all ages. From its inception, DARA program offerings have grown to provide a large variety of youth and adult programs, special events, classes and camps.

DARA programs are designed to benefit participants by teaching sportsmanship and teamwork skills, building character and respect, practicing positive fitness habits, and most importantly by having fun! Whether you have a young child developing social-emotional skills or you're an older adult looking to make new friends and be active, DARA has a program to fit your need.

DARA STAFF + BOARD MEMBERS

DARA's team of qualified and passionate programmers brings a variety of expertise to offer well-rounded, high-value programs for all ages and abilities. DARA is overseen by a board of DeWitt Township and DeWitt City residents from a variety of disciplines, appointed to represent the community at large.

CHAD STEVENS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SIERRA OXENDER
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Youth programs, events + camps
ISAIAH PLAUGHER
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
youth + adult sports
LINDSAY POST
PROGRAM SPECIALIST
SPECIAL POPULATIONS
DOUG SIMON
BOARD MEMBER, DEWITT TOWNSHIP
SANDY STUMP
BOARD MEMBER, DEWITT TOWNSHIP
CINDY ROBINSON
BOARD MEMBER, DEWITT TOWNSHIP
DAVE HUNSAKER
BOARD MEMBER, DEWITT CITY
STELLA GALLAGHER
BOARD MEMBER, DEWITT CITY
MARK DICKENS
BOARD MEMBER, DEWITT CITY

The DARA Board meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6 PM at the Valley Farms Community Center.

MEETING MINUTES COMING SOON

PHYSICAL LOCATION

DARA is housed within the Valley Farms Community Center building located at 16101 Brook Rd. Lansing, Mi. 48906 and operates its general office administration duties out of this location.

As written in the inter-local agreement which formed DARA, parks and facilities have continued to be owned and operated by the local governments. DARA is allowed use of City and Township parks and facilities to carry out recreation programs but is not responsible for the maintenance or scheduling of said facilities.

To schedule use of a park, pavilion or athletic field please call the appropriate municipality for rental information. DeWitt Township Parks (668-1411), City of DeWitt Parks (669-2441).

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