The Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account Advisory Committee evaluates grant proposals for projects that buy, protect, and restore shorelines or provide public access to the waterfront.

These projects are associated with navigable waters of the state.

The committee meets several times a year to advise the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board on which projects to fund.


  • Live in Washington
  • Have an interest in public policy
  • Enjoy finding creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives
  • Are interested in and knowledgeable about the state’s shorelands and tidelands, including buying or restoring land for habitat, or developing fishing piers, interpretive signs, or boat launches


  • RCO will provide the training needed to evaluate grants
  • Stipends are available to eligible committee members

Time Commitment

  • Two to four full days of virtual meetings every other summer (even years)
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

2024 Dates

Technical Review MeetingMay 29-30
Evaluation MeetingAugust 27-28
Results MeetingSeptember 4

Committee Members

  • Gabriel Cruden, Kettle Falls
  • Hubie Dolan, Seattle
  • Dylan Gamble, Snoqualmie
  • Chen-Yeh Goh, Camano Island
  • Dave Hays, Olympia
  • Carrie Hite, Port Townsend
  • Erin Lavery-Mullins, Camano Island
  • Mike Perfetti, Tukwila
  • Bailey Tomlinson, Bellingham

State Agency Members

  • Chris Waldbillig, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia
  • Brittany Poirson, Department of Natural Resources, Olympia
  • Heather Kapust, Department of Ecology, Olympia
  • Lauren Bromley, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Spokane