May 23, 2023
State Parks Commission to meet virtually for work session
OLYMPIA – May 24, 2023 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regularly scheduled commission work session virtually on May 31.
Commission work session items include a financial update covering Parks' 2021-23 biennium operating and capital budget expenditures and Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account (PRSA) revenue; a presentation on potential changes to the Foster Family Program; and a discussion about potential dates and locations for 2024 Commission work session and regular meetings.
This is an online meeting and all Parks staff and commissioners will be attending virtually. However, the Commission will provide a meeting space for the public to watch at the agency's headquarters in Olympia. No public comment will be taken and no decisions will be made by the Commission at the work session.
Commission work session
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31
A meeting space for the public to watch will be reserved at:
1111 Israel Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98504
The work session may also be viewed here:
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission holds four regular meetings in pre-determined locations around the state, four virtual meetings and one planning meeting a year. Time for public comment is provided at all regular meetings and may be virtual, written or in person, depending on the meeting. A full agenda, including information about available opportunities for public comment, is available on the Parks website.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is made up of seven citizen volunteers appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. The commission is charged with providing policy direction for the agency.
News media contact:
Sarah Dettmer, Communications Manager
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks' statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.