Take Survey on Recreation, Leisure

Barrington's new director of recreation and leisure services wants your feedback on the future direction of the department.


To the people of Barrington:

I would like to take a few minutes to introduce myself. 

I have been on the job as your new Director of Recreation and Leisure Services for five weeks.  It has been a very exciting time for me. 

Barrington is a wonderfully vibrant community.  It has a long tradition of providing successful recreation programs and leisure activities.  I am honored to be given the opportunity to work with parents, the schools, the businesses and organizations to build on the popular sports and recreation programs currently in place that have enriched the lives of the residents of Barrington. 

My focus as Director of Recreation and Leisure Services is to build greater community in Barrington.  I am working closely with Peter DeAngelis, the Town Manager, and the Park and Recreation Commission, to bring a new expanded direction to the department.  To do that, we need input from everyone and the involvement of the community.  We want to hear from the parents of children in Barrington, people who have participated in adult recreation or arts and cultural programs and students.  We also want to hear from organizations and businesses that run programs or would like to sponsor or be involved in programs.  We want to know what we can do to meet your interests.

My door is open.  I invite you to stop by and talk with me.  You can also reach me at 247-1925 or email me at mgeremia@barrington.ri.gov

In addition, I have created a short survey that can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZG2D8D2.  Let me know what programs are working and which are not; what you like the most and what you feel is missing from the programs currently being offered. 

I look forward to meeting many of you at the annual Festival of Lights on Saturday.  This year will feature expanded tree lighting along with holiday festivities and lots of fun.  Please come out and join us as we celebrate the peace and joy of the Holiday Season.

 Barrington Recreation Department Survey

 --Michele Geremia, Director of Recreation and Leisure Services

Chris12 November 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Ms Geremia congratulations on your new position. As an avid user of the East Bay Bike path I would like to see you and Mr DeAngelis use your influence to get the DOT to clean up the terrible tar repair work that was done this past summer on the path from Barrington to Bristol. What an awful mess. Globs and mounds of tar were poured on the path to supposedly fix the cracks. In the summer the excessive amount of tar becomes gooey and sticky in the hot sun. In the colder weather the mounds of tar harden and become miles of bumpy terrain. I hope you will be able to walk or ride the path and see this mess for yourself AND get the DOT to return and fix the mess they left behind.


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