Board of Directors & Staff

The Strasburg Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District Board is comprised of 5 members. The Board serves in an advisory capacity to the District in matters relating to: planning, acquisition, development and operation of neighborhood, community and regional parks; open space; trails; recreation programs; and cultural programs and activities. Click here to view our Board of Directors Transparency Notice_2021.

Cindy Fahey, Lonnie Losh, Scott Gerrard, Mitch Swanson, and Avis Devlin

The Board Meetings are open to the public at 6:00pm. Dates and locations are as follows:

January 25 (Former IREA Maintenance Building, 1866 Wagner Street, Strasburg, CO 80136), March 15 (via Zoom), May 25 (moved to the Rec Center and Zoom)*, August 16 (CANCELLED), October 18 (TBK Bank, 56641 Colfax Ave.), and November 15 (TBK Bank, 56641 Colfax Ave.). To be placed on the agenda for a Board Meeting, please call the office by Friday prior to the meeting date.


Angela Graf, District Manager, accepted the position in 2010 after working for two years as the district’s Activities Director. Prior to that time, she worked as Marketing Director for a National Restaurant franchise company. As a graduate of Strasburg High, Angela and her family have lived in Strasburg for nearly 25 years. Angela believes that recreation is all about providing safe, enjoyable programs for people of all ages and abilities.

Nick Dickens, Manager of Parks & Recreation. Nick has an extensive coaching background and an overall love for athletics and feels that this job is a perfect fit for him. Nick spent nearly fifteen years working for the Colorado Department of Transportation, and brings a wealth of knowledge related to maintenance, construction management, permitting, engineering and environmental concerns.

Jessica Loveless Joined Discovery Time Preschool as the 3-year-old teacher in 2010. In 2012, Jessica also took on the role full time of Office Assistant for the District. She arranges all of the seasonal and special events for the district’s youth. When Jessica isn’t at the Rec Center, she is busy with her girls’ sports schedules.

Sara Rushman, Activities Coordinator. Sara is an active member of the community and a long-time supporter of youth programs and sports. As a healthcare professional and educator, she is more than qualified for the position and we are excited to have her! Sara and her husband live in Strasburg and they have two children that attend Strasburg High School.

Tanner Despard, Maintenance Crew Leader. Tanner grew up in Byers and recently graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance, with a minor in Rec Management. As we continue to expand our facilities, Tanner is a very important part of the team!