The Firearms and Archery Range Recreation Advisory Committee evaluates applications for grants in the Firearms and Archery Range Recreation program.

These projects acquire, develop, and renovate shooting and archery ranges and facilities.


  • Live in Washington
  • Interested in public policy
  • Able to seek creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives


  • 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 fall/winter
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

2024-25 Dates

Technical Review MeetingNovember 20, 2024
Evaluation MeetingFebruary 20, 2025
Results MeetingFebruary 21, 2025

Committee Members

  • Rachel Bouchillon, Olympia
  • Jenny Bull, Bellingham
  • Jay Cochran, Oak Harbor
  • Richard Hayward, Clarkston
  • Chris Maurer, Department of Ecology, Olympia
  • Brian Schilt, Tenino
  • Rex Sherburn, Benton City
  • Brian Skeels, Kennewick
  • David Whipple, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia


  • Representative with law enforcement experience
  • Representatives with interest in archery
  • Representatives with interest in firearms

Term Length

Four years

General Resources