Two Vacancies on the Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, August 4, 2022—Do you love parks, trails, open spaces and great places to recreate? Are you passionate about recreation or interested in how parks, trails and other recreation facilities are planned, designed, built and operated? Then this may be a great opportunity for you!

There are currently two vacancies on the Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board: one for County Council District 3 and one for an “at-large” or county-wide position. Both positions are open until filled. Please visit the Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board webpage for more information.

How to Apply

Please review the information on the webpage and consider attending a Parks Advisory Board meeting. To apply for an opening on the Parks Advisory Board, please go to the Snohomish County Boards and Commissions webpage and click the “Current Boards and Commissions” link. Once there, please follow the instructions to apply and then submit your application.

About the Board

The Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board assists the director of the Division of Parks and Recreation in reviewing and recommending policies related to parks and recreation facilities and operations. Board members also participate in division events and assist in promoting parks, facilities, events and programs.

The board is composed of eleven members. Five members are appointed from each of the County Council districts and must reside in those districts. Six members serve at-large and may reside anywhere in the county. Board members can serve up to three terms (terms are four years in length). Nominees are recommended by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council.

General Description of Board Duties

SCC 2.16.030 established the Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board to assist the director of the Division of Parks and Recreation in reviewing and recommending policies related to parks and recreation facilities and operations. Board members also participate at parks events and assist in the promotion of parks facilities, events, and programs. The board is composed of 11 members. Five members represent and are appointed from each of the County Council districts and shall reside in those districts. Six members serve at-large and may reside anywhere in the county. Board members represent a broad range of interests and can serve for up to three four-year terms. Nominees are recommended by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council pursuant to SCC 2.03.040. Contact 425-388-6602 for more information.

Qualifications and Restrictions

Criteria used to evaluate potential nomination for a position of the Parks Advisory Board include: 

  • Community experience 
  • Working with or having membership in one or more community-based non-profit groups 
  • Experience with a public agency operating public parks 
  • Participation in Snohomish County Parks including the Evergreen State Fair Park 
  • History of volunteerism 
  • Experience in marketing and promotion of parks 

Extra skills that can be applied to assisting parks

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