The State Parks Advisory Committee evaluates applications for grants in the State Parks Category of the larger Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

The grants provide funding to acquire or develop state parks. Projects involving the renovation of existing facilities are ineligible.


  • Live in Washington
  • Have an interest in public policy
  • Enjoy finding creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives
  • Are interested in state parks


  • Policy feedback time commitment varies
  • 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)
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

2022 Dates

Technical Review MeetingMay 24
Evaluation MeetingAugust 11
Results MeetingAugust 19

Committee Members

Community Members

  • Thomas Bradley, Spokane
  • Jayme Jonas, Sammamish
  • Janice Sears, Seattle

Local Agency Members

  • Kevin Goodrich, City of Westport, Westport
  • Carolyn Hope, City of Burien, Shoreline
  • Ken Wilkinson, Yakima Parks and Recreation Department, Yakima

State Parks and Recreation Commission Staff Members

  • Ken Graham, Olympia
  • Sanh Ho, Olympia
  • Ryan Karlson, Olympia
  • Janet Shonk, Olympia
  • Todd Tatum, Olympia
  • Sam Wotipka, Olympia


  • Local agency representatives

Term Length

4 years

General Resources