Committees & Councils

South Suburban works regularly with several citizen groups to assess the needs of the District.

South Suburban Public Art Committee

General Information About Public Art Committee

The South Suburban Public Art Committee (SSPAC) is an advisory committee appointed by the South Suburban Board of Directors. It reviews temporary and permanent art displays and makes recommendations to their placement in parks and facilities. It also advises on other artistic projects in the District.

Recent commissions include:

  • Collective Nest by Josh Wiener. A creative nesting of a fish and a hawk made of stainless steel. Displayed at The Hudson Gardens & Events Center amongst the live gardens.
  • 'Plash by Tom and Jean Latka. A colorful piece made from glass, concrete and steel. Installed at the edge of the relaxing pond at Little’s Creek Park.
  • Perfect Swing by Chris Powell. An abstract piece made of corten steel, stainless steel, bronze, cast bronze, and cast glass depicting a perfect down swing of a golfer. Viewable from the scenic glass windows of the South Suburban Golf Course restaurant.
  • Open Window by Ted Schaal. This unique piece is made of bronze and stainless steel with a vertical, bronze, rectangle from the front bisecting at a 45-degree angle with a high polished stainless orb sandwiched in the center. Displayed at Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel behind the pro shop.
  • Balance in Motion by John King. This sculpture is one in a series of work by this kinetic sculptuor which comes alive in the wind. This work carries the theme of “balance in motion - reflections on the arts of tennis and golf.” Using spheres, hoops and swooping arcs, the work has the visual reference to balls, racquets, and clubs and their spinning arcs through the air. The motion of the piece is delightful, a seeming dance of balance between the elements of the game.

For further information about the Committee or the public art selection process, please contact Teresa Cope, Director of Communications, at

South Suburban Public Art Committee Temporary Exhibition Processes

SSPAC also oversees the temporary art exhibits at the District’s recreation centers. If interested in having your art included in one of these spaces, please review the temporary art exhibit guidelines.

South Suburban Youth Commission

The purpose of the South Suburban Youth Commission's is for teens to advise South Suburban staff on what is important to area youth regarding recreation. It will provide a forum for exchanging information and for volunteering in the community. These teens practice their skills in critical thinking, communications and creativity, as well as volunteer and give back to the community.  They serve in an advisory role to the District’s Recreation Department. 

You can learn more about the group on the Youth Commission page.

South Suburban Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee’s broad goal is to help the District meet current needs in a manner that makes the best, most environmentally and fiscally sound use of available resources, while preserving the ability to meet those needs in the future.

The Sustainability Committee's Charter was adopted in June 2012.   With their goal in mind, the Sustainability Committee Mission is:

“Continuously to improve our stewardship of the resources entrusted to us by our community by identifying and applying sustainable practices in design, construction, operations, and maintenance throughout the District.”

Read morepdf about the sustainable measures we implement to save tax dollars, improve the health of our residents, improve the natural environment, protect natural resources and save energy.

Learn more about our efforts on People.Power.Planet.