Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) is to make recommendations to the City Council regarding parks and recreation plans, policies, programs and projects.  The Parks & Recreation Committee is an advisory board established in 1983, appointed by the Olympia City Council. Members serve a three-year term.

PRAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2014 Work Plan (PDF)


Meetings are open to the public and unless otherwise noted below are held at:

The Olympia Center
222 Columbia St. NW
Room 200, 6:00pm

February 5, 2015
April 2, 2015
May 7, 2015
June 4, 2015
August 6, 2015
September 3, 2015
October 1, 2015
December 3, 2015

Staff Liaison:

Jonathon Turlove, 360.753.8068 or email.

Member Roster:

Jim Nieland, Chair, term ends 3/31/2015
Gerry Hodge, Vice Chair, term ends 3/31/2016
Barbara Benson, term ends 3/31/2015
Tim Burns, term ends 3/31/2016
Robert Dengel, term ends 3/31/2015
Darrell Hoppe, term ends 3/31/2017
Alicia Seegers Martinelli, term ends 3/31/2017
Brian Tomlinson, term ends 3/31/2017

The Member Resources page provides members easy access to information that pertains to their committee work. This includes meeting materials, links, background documents and reference materials.

Membership Requirements:

At least 50% of PRAC members must reside in the City of Olympia or the City's urban growth area.

The Olympia City Council accepts committee applications annually, usually in January and February. Successful applicants will be interviewed by the City Council, General Government Committee. Based on committee recommendation, the City Council makes all final appointments.