Parks Advisory Board

Parks Board Tour at Whitehorse County Park, October 2021.

About the Board

The Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board assists the director of the Division of Parks and Recreation in reviewing and recommending policies related to Parks and Recreation facilities and operations. Board members also participate in Parks events and assist in promoting parks facilities, events and programs.


The board is composed of eleven members. Five members are appointed from each of the County Council districts and must reside in those districts. Six members serve at-large and may reside anywhere in the county. Board members can serve up to three four-year terms. Nominees are recommended by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council.

Regular Meetings

  • 3:00 p.m., second Tuesday of each month
  • Parks Administration Offices (or virtual as needed during COVID-19): 6705 Puget Park Drive Snohomish, WA 98296

Council District Representatives

  • Council District 1: Kirahy Meyers
  • Council District 2: Mary Rollins
  • Council District 3: Vacant
  • Council District 4: Steve Yandl
  • Council District 5: Robert McCarty

  Staff Contact: Email Sharon Swan or Dave McConnell

Officers

  • Chair: Jacob Vail
  • Vice Chair: Mike Farrell
  • Recording Secretary: Steve Yandl

At-Large Representatives

  • David Divoky
  • Mike Farrell
  • Darrell Olson
  • John Tam
  • Jacob Vail
  • Vacant

Members

2022 Parks Advisory Board Matrix - Updated 04/27/2022

Park Board Openings 

There are three (3) current openings for this board as of October 26, 2022.  

Closing Date:  Open until filled. Applications received will be reviewed when received.

Type of Board:  Advisory

Contact: Sharon Swan at 425-388-6616 or Dave McConnell at 425-388-6627

How to Apply: If interested in serving on the Parks Advisory Board, please review the information on this webpage and consider attending a Parks Advisory Board meeting. To apply for an opening on the Parks Advisory Board, please go to the Snohomish County Boards and Commissions webpage and click the "Current Boards and Commissions" link. Once there, please follow the instructions to apply and then submit your application.

General Description of Board Duties 

SCC 2.16.030 established the Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board to assist the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation in reviewing and recommending policies related to Parks and Recreation facilities and operations. Board members also participate at parks events and assist in the promotion of parks facilities, events and programs. The board is composed of 11 members. Five members represent and are appointed from each of the County Council Districts and shall reside in those districts. Six members serve at-large and may reside anywhere in the county. Board members represent a broad range of interest and can serve for up to three four-year terms. Nominees are recommended by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council pursuant to SCC 2.03.040. Contact 425-388-6602 for more information. 

 

Bylaws

2022 Approved Bylaws

Qualifications and Restrictions 

Criteria used to evaluate potential nomination for a position of the Parks Advisory Board include: 

  • Community experience 
  • Working with or membership in one or more community-based non-profit groups 
  • Experience with a public agency operating public parks 
  • Participation in Snohomish County Parks including the Evergreen State Fair Park 
  • History of volunteerism 
  • Experience in marketing and promotion of parks 
  • Extra skills that can be applied to assisting parks 

Additional Information

Length of Term: Four years

Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed: Three terms 

Total Board Members: 11 members 

2022 Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
01/11/2022 Meeting 01/11/2022 Agenda 01/11/2022 Minutes
02/08/2022 Meeting 02/08/2022 Agenda 02/08/2022 Minutes
03/08/2022 Meeting 03/08/2022 Agenda 03/08/2022 Minutes
04/12/2022 Meeting 04/12/2022 Agenda 04/12/2022 Minutes
05/10/2022 Meeting 05/10/2022 Agenda 05/10/2022 Minutes
06/14/2022 Meeting 06/14/2022 Agenda 06/14/2022 Minutes
07/12/2022 Meeting 07/12/2022 Agenda 07/12/2022 Minutes
08/09/2022 Meeting 08/09/2022 Agenda 08/09/2022 Minutes
09/13/2022 Meeting 09/13/2022 Agenda 09/13/2022 Minutes
10/11/2022 Meeting 10/11/2022 Agenda 10/11/2022 Minutes
11/08/2022 Meeting 11/08/2022 Agenda 11/08/2022 Minutes
12/13/2022 Meeting 12/13/2022 Agenda 12/13/2022 Minutes
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2021 Agendas

2021 Minutes

2020 Agendas

2020 Minutes

For agendas and minutes from previous years, please contact Sharon Swan at 425-388-6616 or Dave McConnell at 425-388-6627.