Parks Advisory Board

Parks Director Teigen and members of the Snohomish County Park Board pose for the camera

About the Board

The Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board assists 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 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: Rob Putnam
  • Council District 2: Mary Rollins
  • Council District 3: John Dewhirst
  • Council District 4: Steve Yandl
  • Council District 5: Bob McCarty

  Staff Contact: Email Sharon Swan

Officers

  • Chair: Robert McCarty
  • Vice Chair: Mike Farrell
  • Recording Secretary: Steve Yandl

At-Large Representatives

  • John Tam
  • John Ewald
  • Dave Divoky
  • Mike Farrell
  • Darrell Olson
  • Shawn Tobin

Park Board Opening (At Large) 

This position is open for any applicant living in Snohomish County  

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Type of Board: Regular 

Contact: Sharon Swan at 425-388-6616 


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. 

 

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 

2021 Agendas

2021 Minutes

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2020 Agendas

2020 Minutes

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