Planning Director

Debbie TerwillegerDebbie came to Metro Parks in early 2015. Her department is responsible for the long-range planning and capital development of park projects supported through bond financing, grants and partnerships.

Debbie is a licensed landscape architect with over 20 years of experience in parks, natural resources management, planning, funding, and policy work. Her specialty is in stakeholder participation and collaborative decision-making. She previously served as the Surface Water Management (SWM) Director for Snohomish County, and has also worked in public administration, transportation and parks for Snohomish County Public Works, the City of Everett, Washington State Department of Transportation and the National Park Service.

Debbie has a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Washington.