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Advisory Council members serve as a critical community champion of Metro Parks Tacoma.

Board Advisory Councils

Members share their gifts in service to our mission by providing our organization with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to local or national resources, colleagues or peers; their philanthropic support or other forms of needed assistance.

Council members serve in an advisory capacity, making recommendations to staff and the Board of Park Commissioners. This may include reviewing studies to assess community needs and making recommendations on topics such as policies, budget, programming, operations, etc. Members may also represent their programs to the larger community in garnering support and recognition.

  • Appointed by the Board of Park Commissioners
  • May serve up to two consecutive three-year terms
  • Board Resolution & Charter (09/14/09)

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Advisory Council Information

Active Lifestyles & Community Wellness

This group addresses adult sports and fitness, swimming and aquatic programs, youth programming, specialized recreation and other programs, facilities and services.

Members

Garry Lindsay (Chair), J. Preston Childs (Vice Chair), Will Niemann-Ross (Secretary), Marian Bowers, Darren Campbell, Monique Dubose,  Meagan Kula, Michael Loomis, David Olson, Noah Struthers, Janet Whaley,

Meetings

4th Thursday, 6:30-7:30 pm
Headquarters Main Conference Room
4702 S. 19th St.

Documents

Current Agenda

Minutes

2020

2019

  • December 2019 (Meeting canceled)
  • November 2019 (Meeting canceled)
  • October 2019 (Advisory Council Summit in lieu of meeting)
  • September 2019
  • August 2019
  • July 2019
  • June 2019
  • May 2019
  • April 2019
  • March 2019
  • February 2019
  • January 2019

Business & Responsive Agency

This group addresses business planning, financial sustainability,
revenue development and quality assurance activities.

Members
 Jen Drake, Noreen Plum, Zachary Christin, Elizabeth Pebley,  Doug Andreasson, Tammy Pilon, Akeem Davis

Meetings

2nd Tuesday, 7:30-9:00 am
Headquarters Main Conference Room
4702 S. 19th St.

Documents

Current Agenda

Minutes

2020

2019

  • December 2019
  • November 2019
  • October 2019
  • September 2019
  • August 2019
  • July 2019
  • June 2019
  • May 2019
  • April 2019
  • March 2019
  • February 2019
  • January 2019

2018

Arts & Heritage

This group addresses historic preservation, special events and arts programming.

Members

Peter Stanley(Chair), Britt Board (Vice-Chair), Silong Chhun (Co-Secretary),  Andrea Michelbach, Maria Pascualy, Carol Goforth, Jordan Woolston and Alonna Mitz.

Meetings

4th Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 pm
Headquarters Planning Conference Room
4702 S. 19th St.

Documents

MARCH MEETING CANCELED – the Council is supporting social distancing to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus

Minutes

2020

  • January 2020

2019

2018

Nature & Environment

This group addresses environmental education, marine and shoreline
issues, open space, garden management and our neighborhood,
community and regional parks.

Members

Jessica Stone (Chair),  Anthea Aasen,  Liz Collins, Brett Johnson, Pamela Ketzner, Jennifer Stebbings, Jennifer Crump, Tristan Fields

Meetings

2nd Thursday, 6 pm
Headquarters Board Room
4702 S. 19th St.
*NOTE: On February 13 the Council will meet at the Eastside Community Center in the Stewart Meeting Room

Documents

Current Agenda

Minutes

2019

2018