The Land and Water Conservation Fund Advisory Committee evaluates applications for grants in the Land and Water Conservation Fund program.

These grants provide funding to buy or develop public outdoor recreation areas and facilities.


  • Live in Washington
  • Have an interest in public policy
  • Enjoy finding creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives
  • Are interested in renovating or building new community parks, protecting habitat, or building athletic fields


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

Time Commitment

  • 2-4 full days of virtual meetings every other summer (even years)
  • Review 3-4 written application for the LWCF Legacy program every summer
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

2022 Dates

Technical Review MeetingJune 8-10
Evaluation MeetingAugust 25-26
Results MeetingSeptember 1

Committee Members

Citizen Members

  • Kevin Killeen, Bellevue
  • Esaac Mazengia, Shoreline
  • Alanna Peterson, Seattle
  • Alex Stone, Seattle

Local Agency Members

  • Jen Burbidge, Lacey Parks and Recreation Department, Lacey
  • Corey Delikat, City of Port Angeles, Port Angeles
  • Jason Lederer, City of Renton, Renton
  • Al Vorderbrueggen, City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, Spokane

State Agency Members

  • Nikki Fields, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Cortney Higgins, Department of Natural Resources, Olympia
  • Mark Teske, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Ellensburg

National Agency Members (Ex-Officio)

  • Sam Stivers, National Park Service, Omaha, NE


  • Small local government representatives
  • Community members from central and eastern Washington

Term Length

4 years

General Resources

Examples of Completed Projects