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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Time Commitment

  • 2-4 full days of in-person meetings in Olympia every other year
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

Support

Travel reimbursement including lodging, transportation, and meals is available.

Committee Members

Citizen Members

  • Lisa Clausen, Seattle
  • Kevin Killeen, Bellevue
  • Alanna Peterson, Seattle

Local Agency Members

  • Justin Brooks, King County Noxious Weed Program, Seattle
  • Jen Burbidge, Lacey Parks and Recreation Department, Lacey
  • Dave Erickson, Wenatchee Parks and Recreation Department, Wenatchee
  • Frana Milan, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Seattle
  • Steve Starlund, Kitsap County Parks and Recreation Department, Port Orchard

State Agency Members

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

Ex Officio Members

  • Rory Calhoun, RCO, Olympia
  • Heather Ramsay, National Park Service, Seattle

VACANCIES

  • One citizen representative
  • One local agency representative

Term Length

4 years

General Resources

Examples of Completed Projects