The Youth Athletic Facilities Advisory Committee evaluates applications for grants in the Youth Athletic Facilities program.

The grants provide funding to purchase land and develop outdoor athletic facilities serving youth and communities.


  • Live in Washington
  • Have an interest in public policy
  • Enjoy finding creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives
  • Are interested in and have experience with youth athletic facilities


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

Time Commitment

  • 15-30 hours for written evaluation, completed remotely, every other summer (even years)
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

2022 Dates

Evaluation Introduction MeetingAugust 1
Written EvaluationAugust 1 – September 1
Results MeetingSeptember 7

Committee Members

Community Members

  • Brian Bowes, Okanogan
  • Michelle Bly, Lewiston
  • Garrett Michaud, Redmond
  • Nic Mather, Longview
  • Brent Stenman, Poulsbo
  • Lawrence Witkowski, Lacey

Local Agency Members

  • Sean Conway, City of Renton, Renton
  • Bob Leonard, City of Everett, Everett
  • Ariel Smith, City of Long Beach, Long Beach
  • Dustin South, Anacortes Parks and Recreation, Anacortes


  • No current vacancies

Term Length

4 years

General Resources