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


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

Time Commitment

  • 4-6 full days of virtual meetings every other summer (even years)
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

2022 Dates

Technical Review MeetingJune 6-8
Evaluation MeetingAugust 22-24
Results MeetingSeptember 1

Committee Members

Community Members

  • Betsy Anderson, Seattle
  • Anthony Marquez, Redmond
  • Andy Stevenson, Port Angeles
  • Mike Town, Duvall
  • Alma Williams, Olympia
  • James Eychaner, Lacey (alternate)

Local Agency Members

  • Jill Marshall, City of Colville, Colville
  • Brian Meyer, City of Woodinville, Woodinville

State Agency Members

  • Lisa Anderson, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Cortney Higgins, Department of Natural Resources, Olympia
  • Lauri Vigue, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia
  • Brian Wood, Department of Transportation, Olympia


  • Local agency representatives
  • Community member representatives from central and eastern Washington

Term Length

4 years

General Resources