Leadership

Board of Directors

The District Board of Directors is made up of five members, elected for four-year terms. The Board sets policy for all District operations, representing the needs of local constituents through ordinances, resolutions and motions.

Board Values

At the Hesperia Recreation and Park District we believe, and together we will exemplify, the following values:

We are entrusted to serve the public and are responsible for carrying out the District mission for the benefit of the community.

We are committed to providing excellent service to all those we serve.

All individuals are unique and important and will be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.

We take pride in our work and are accountable and trusted to carry out our responsibilities safely with honesty and integrity.

Initiative, leadership, personal development, and training are vital for us to continually improve.

Open communication, cooperation, and teamwork are shared responsibilities and essential to the successful performance of our work.

We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment, which reflects and supports the diversity of our community and enriches our perspectives.

Meet the Board of Directors

Kelly J. Gregg

2023 Board President
District 2 Representative
directorgregg@hesperiaparks.com

A resident of Hesperia for over 50 years, Kelly J. Gregg is a local business owner and community leader. He serves as the Vice President for ASBCSD (2023) and is appointed to the Hesperia City Council Advisory Board (2022).

In addition to serving his community, he is an Elected Elk Trustee and donates countless hours to various local organizations.

Elected in 2010, and re-elected in 2016, 2020.

Committees:
Finance, Chair 2023
Development Review, Vice Chair 2023
Personnel, Vice Chair 2023

James Roberts III

2023 Board Vice President
District 5 Representative
jroberts@hesperiaparks.com

James Roberts III is an influential individual whose life and career have been marked by a steady commitment to community service and leadership.

Married for over 25 years, James understands the importance of family values and community togetherness. He and his wife have raised four children, a testament to his nurturing and supportive nature. As a proud grandfather to a granddaughter, James’s love for family extends through generations, shaping his dedication to creating a better environment for all.

James Roberts III’s transition from law enforcement to his role as a VP Board Member with Hesperia Recreation and Parks demonstrates his adaptability and diverse skill set. His genuine interest in the well-being of the community, combined with his rich life experiences, has allowed him to make transformative contributions that positively impact the lives of Hesperia’s residents.

Elected in 2020 and re-elected in 2022.

Committees:
HARD Foundation, Vice Chair 2023
Safety, Security, and Maintenance, Chair 2023
Development, Chair 2023

Roman Aguilar III

2023 Board Member
District 4 Representative
raguilar@hesperiaparks.com

As a lifetime resident of Hesperia, Roman Aguilar is a proud husband to his wonderful wife, Elisa, and the joyful father of his newborn son, Cassian. Professionally, he’s a Data Systems Analyst II at the Hesperia Unified School District.

This city has been the backdrop to all his memories, and he’s committed to making it an even better place for everyone.

Appointed in 2019 and elected in 2020.

Committees:
Event Ad Hoc, Vice Chair 2023
Tri-Agency, Vice Chair 2023
Safety, Security, and Maintenance, Vice Chair 2023

Jose Gonzalez

2023 Board Member
District 3 Representative
directorgonzalez@hesperiaparks.com

Jose Gonzalez has lived in Hesperia since 1980. He attended grade school through high school in the Hesperia Unified School District as well as Victor Valley College.

He’s been happily married for 28 years to his wife with whom he has two children, a daughter and a son. He played baseball and soccer in the Hesperia Rec and Parks District for many years as a child and participated in multiple activities as well. He has been on the Board of Directors since 2015. He is proud to be part of the Board and serve his wonderful community.

Appointed in 2015 and 2017, elected in 2018, and appointed in lieu of election in 2022.

Shawna Irish

2023 Board Member
District 1 Representative
directorirish@hesperiaparks.com

A resident of Hesperia for over 40 years, Shawna Lupton works as an Office Manager and community leader. She previously served as the Board Vice President (2022).

In addition to serving her community, she has raised two daughters here.

Elected in 2018 and appointed in lieu of election in 2022.

Committees:
Finance, Vice Chair 2023
Event Ad Hoc, Chair 2023
Personnel, Chair 2023
Tri-Agency, Vice Chair 2023

HARD Foundation Board of Directors

Held the fourth Thursday of each month, DARK in December.

James Blocker

James Blocker

HARD Foundation Chair Member

Gary "Griz" Drylie

Gary “Griz” Drylie

HARD Foundation Vice Chair Member

Carol Hill

Carol Hill

HARD Foundation Member

Rebecca Daugherty

Rebecca Daugherty

HARD Foundation Member

Amanda Gingerich

Amanda Gingerich

HARD Foundation Member

Standing Committees

The President of the Board of Directors appoints the following standing committees in December of each year: Tri-Agency, Finance, Personnel, Safety, Security and Maintenance, Foundation, and Development. Each standing committee is chaired and vice-chaired by a member of the Board of Directors.

The Tri-Agency Committee attends Tri-Agency Committee meetings that consist of two appointed Board members and executive staff from the Hesperia Recreation and Park District, the Hesperia Unified School District, and the City of Hesperia.

The Finance Committee reviews and makes recommendations for the District Budget at every stage, accounting for any unexpected expenditures not budgeted for or outside of the General Manager’s authorized spending limit.

The Personnel Committee studies and makes recommendations on policies on annual salary increases and employee benefits, position descriptions, affirmative action policies, and employee grievances when necessary.

The Safety, Security, and Maintenance Committee studies and makes recommendations concerning safety and security issues throughout District parks and facilities, including the Park Ranger Program, and maintenance of those parks and facilities.

The Foundation Committee attends Foundation meetings, acting as a liaison between the HARD Foundation and the District Board of Directors.

The Development Committee monitors and makes recommendations on upcoming development projects and Community Facilities Districts.