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

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.