The Gladstone Mayor and City council established and appointed a five member Advisory Board in 2004 to oversee this community based organization. Founders Van and Susie Ibsen participated as non-voting members until 2014 when they decided to retire from the Gladstone Theatre in the Park program. Even though they are not active members, they still support GTIP by being a sponsor and providing rehearsal space.
The currently appointed Gladstone Theatre in the Park Advisory Council:
Chelsea Rhodes – Chair Person
In addition to these five members, Gladstone city employees Justin Merkey, Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, and Shelly Hersh, Recreation Supervisor, serve on this board as non-voting members. And Artistic Director Danielle Trebus attends each meeting.
Former members of the advisory board:
Jenny Kessler (2004-2010)
Michelle Coon (2004-2013)
Becky Clark (2004-2016)
Julie Crawford (2004-2017)
Lenette Johnson (2004-2017)
Teresa Farley (2011-2020)
Carolyn Meyer (2017)