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 20, 2014
April 17, 2014
May 15, 2014
June 19, 2014
August 21, 2014
September 18, 2014
October 16, 2014
December 4, 2014 (Exception: 1st Thursday of month)
Jonathon Turlove, 360.753.8068 or email.
Jim Nieland, Chair, term ends 2015
Gerry Hodge, Vice Chair, term ends 2016
Barbara Benson, term ends 2015
Tim Burns, term ends 2017
Robert Dengel, term ends 2015
Jesse Dwyer, term ends 2015
Joel Hansen, term ends 2016
Noah McCord, term ends 2017
Alicia Seegers Martinelli, term ends 2017
Brian Tomlinson, term ends 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.
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.