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

  • Four to six full days of virtual meetings every other summer (even years)
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

2024 Dates

Technical Review MeetingJune 3-5
Evaluation MeetingAugust 19-21
Results MeetingAugust 26

Committee Members

Community Members

  • Betsy Anderson, Seattle
  • Jean-Michael Dapena, East Wenatchee
  • James Eychaner, Lacey
  • Kellie Ingram, Spokane
  • Anthony Marquez, Redmond
  • Andy Stevenson, Port Angeles
  • Mike Town, Duvall
  • Alma Williams, Olympia

Local Agency Members

  • Nick Hamad, City of Spokane, Spokane
  • Jill Marshall, City of Colville, Colville
  • Brian Meyer, City of Woodinville, Woodinville
  • LeeAnne Nawrot, King County Parks, SeaTac

State Agency Members

  • Lisa Anderson, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Ryan Schreiner, Department of Natural Resources, Ellensburg
  • Heide Andersen, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Ellensburg
  • Brian Wood, Department of Transportation, Olympia