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

  • Two to four full days of virtual meetings every other summer (even years)
  • Review three to four written application for the LWCF Legacy program every summer
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

2024 Dates

Technical Review MeetingJune 5-7
Evaluation MeetingAugust 21-23
Results MeetingAugust 29

Committee Members

Community Members

  • Kevin Killeen, Bellevue
  • Ashlie Laydon, Bingen
  • Esaac Mazengia, Shoreline
  • Alex Stone, Seattle

Local Agency Members

  • Jen Burbidge, Lacey Parks and Recreation Department, Lacey
  • Corey Delikat, City of Port Angeles, Port Angeles
  • Mo Hecht, City of Seattle, Seattle
  • Jason Lederer, City of Renton, Renton
  • Al Vorderbrueggen, City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, Spokane
  • Dan Wilson, Conservation Northwest, Spokane

State Agency Members

  • Michael Hankinson, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Theresa Keith, Department of Natural Resources, Olympia
  • Mark Teske, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Ellensburg

National Agency Members (Ex-Officio)

  • Ciara Anderson, National Park Service, Denver, CO