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

Time Commitment

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


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

Committee Members

Citizen Members

  • Michelle Bly, Lewiston
  • Garrett Michaud, Seattle
  • John Hillock, Bellevue
  • Merle Iverson, Spokane
  • Nic Mather, Longview
  • Brent Stenman, Poulsbo
  • Lawrence Witkowski, Woodinville

Local Agency Members

  • Sean Conway, City of Kirkland, Kirkland
  • Gary Cooper, City of University Place, University Place
  • Bob Leonard, City of Everett, Everett
  • Dustin South, Anacortes Parks and Recreation, Anacortes
  • Kevin Witte, City of Mountlake Terrace, Mountlake Terrace


  • No current vacancies

Term Length

4 years

General Resources