Judge of Circuit Court appoints two members, not more than one shall be affiliated with the same political party; County Commissioners appoint one member, County Council appoints two members, not more than one shall be affiliated with the same political party, Mayor of Fort Wayne appoints one Ex-officio member, a different political party than County; Extension Committee. Ex-officio members have all rights including voting rights. All appointments are for four years and expire the first Monday in January.
On March 15, 1985, the Allen County Board of Commissioners passed Ordinance 85-3-15-3 which amended Allen County, Indiana Park and Recreation dated July 19, 1965 as authorized by Indiana Code (IC) 36-10-3. (Allen County Code Title 9, Article 1)