Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee


New PRAC Meeting Dates/Location

Please note the new meeting dates and location for PRAC meetings.  The committee now meets on the third Thursday of each month at City Hall Room 207.

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

2015 Work Plan (PDF)


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

City Hall (new location)
601 4th Ave SE
Room 207, 6:00pm

February 5, 2015
April 2, 2015
May 7, 2015
June 4, 2015
August 6, 2015
September 17, 2015 (new date)
October 15, 2015 (new date)
December 17, 2015 (new date)

Staff Liaison:

Jonathon Turlove, 360.753.8068 or email.

Member Roster:

Jim Nieland, Chair, term ends 3/31/2018
Tim Burns, Vice Chair, term ends 3/31/2016
Barbara Benson, term ends 3/31/2018
Robert Dengel, term ends 3/31/2018
Candace Jacobs, term ends 3/31/2016
Alicia Seegers Martinelli, term ends 3/31/2017
Brock Milliern, term ends 3/31/2017
Brian Tomlinson, term ends 3/31/2017
Vacant, term ends 3/31/2016

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.