Williston Park Board Meeting Online Accessibility

Williston, ND - During August’s Park Board meeting, the Park Board Commissioners decided to begin livestreaming their monthly meetings on Facebook. Livestreaming would have begun on Tuesday, Sept. 20. This decision was made to provide more transparency of WPRD dealings and an online option to attend meetings if in-person attendance was unavailable for community members. With much consideration and careful discussion, the Park Board’s September meeting will not be livestreamed on Facebook to maintain meeting streaming security, professionalism, and reliability. In addition, Facebook live limits community access to only Facebook users.

However, beginning in October, Park Board meetings will be available online through GoToMeeting. GoToMeeting was chosen due to their simplified online meeting software technology for hosts and attendees as well the platform’s fast, reliable, and secure video capability. This online video platform provides Williston Parks and Recreation District and the Williston Park Board’s a means to further their initiative of more transparency to the community and to diversify meeting attendance/viewing options.

Interested community members can join the scheduled meetings on the GoToMeeting website or on the GoToMeeting app. Attendees are asked to be muted during the meeting and will be muted if on the agenda. For first-time GoToMeeting users, please visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/new-attendee-guide for assistance. Additional information regarding the Williston Park Board GoToMeeting meetings will be provided to the community in the coming weeks.

The Williston Park Board oversees the executive director, responsible for assisting/working with the executive director to set policies/procedures and overall financials. The Park Board delegates operations of the entire district to the executive director, while overseeing the policies/procedures/financials to achieve the mission of the district. The Williston Park Board of Commissioners has monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. All meetings are open to the public and are held at The WARC or online on GoToMeeting at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to address the board needs to be put on the agenda by calling the Parks and Recreation District Office at 701-774-9773 by Thursday before each meeting. For more information regarding the Williston Park Board, visit https://www.willistonparks.com/park-board-of-commissioners.

Williston Parks and Recreation District (WPRD) strives to provide superior parks, facilities, and programs for all to enjoy an active life by offering numerous diverse recreational and park activities opportunities. To learn more about what Williston Parks and Recreation District has to offer, visit http://www.willistonparks.com.


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