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

These grants provide funding to acquire, develop, or renovate pedestrian, equestrian, bicycle, or cross-country ski trails.


  • Live in Washington
  • Have an interest in public policy
  • Enjoy finding creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives
  • Are interested in hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or another non-motorized trail activity

Time Commitment

  • 4-6 full days of in-person meetings in Olympia every other year
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies


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

Committee Members

Citizen Members

  • Dave Bryant, Richland
  • Tom Eksten, Bothell
  • Greg Fowler, Kirkland
  • Jim Harris, East Wenatchee
  • Lori Moholt-Phillips, Lacey

Local Agency Members

  • Angie Feser, Covington Parks and Recreation Department, Covington
  • Roger Giebelhaus, Thurston County, Olympia
  • Jillian Marshall, Colville Parks and Recreation Department, Colville

State Agency Members

  • Steve Brand, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Sam Jarrett, Department of Natural Resources, Enumclaw
  • Melinda Posner, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia
  • Ed Spilker, Department of Transportation, Olympia

Ex Officio Member

  • Rory Calhoun, RCO, Olympia


  • Two citizen representatives
  • Two local agency representatives

Term Length

4 years

General Resources