SELCRA History

For 25 years (1966-1991) recreation programs in the Brighton area were funded through Brighton Area Schools-Community Education.  As the State began to reduce funding for Adult Education across Michigan, it became necessary to seek alternative funding sources for other Community Education programs, including recreation.  In 1992, The City of Brighton, The Charter Township of Brighton, Green Oak Charter Township, Genoa Township and Brighton Area Schools joined together to create an authority and the Southeastern Livingston County Recreation Authority (SELCRA) was formed. Hamburg Township joined the authority in 1991 and withdrew in 1992. SELCRA had been an authority under PA156 (Michigan) of 1917 from 1991 to 2001.  In October of 2001, SELCRA incorporated under Act 321, Public Acts of    Michigan, 2000.  This act provides for the establishment of recreation authorities and outlines their powers and duties.  In 2003, SELCRA became its own fiscal agent, operating independently from Brighton Area Schools.   In 2004, SELCRA acquired the Meijer Skate Park, located on Orndorf Drive, from the Brighton Chamber Foundation.  In 2005, SELCRA and Brighton Area Schools signed a Joint Use Agreement outlining the administrative relationship.  In 2006 SELCRA's first Master Plan was approved by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. 

SELCRA receive's Extraordinary Organization Award from theGovernor's Fitness Logo Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports!

Governor's Award
Lila Lazarus, Marilyn Lieber, Derek Smith, and Leuitenant Governor Brian Calley

SELCRA received the 2012 Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports - Extraordinary Organization Award at Ford Field on Thursday, April 26th. SELCRA was one of three finalists selected from across the State of Michigan for the honor! Click Here to read our notification letter from the Michigan Fitness Council!

Michigan Recreation and Park Association Award Winners

2012 MRPA Awards             2012 MRPA DerekMRPA Award Winner

The Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) honors exemplary parks and recreation professionals and organizations through the Association's annual awards.
At the 2012 MRPA Conference and Trade Show in Dearborn Your SELCRA received three of the Association's annual awards!

*MRPA Marketing Design Award - Web Site
*Recreation Leadership Award - Derek Smith
*Outstanding Community Partnership - Frosty 5k

We would like to thank our community for the award winning success! SELCRA could not provide excellent services and programs without your support. Congratulations to all from YOUR Southeastern Livingston County Recreation Authority!
Award Media Release