Parks Advisory Board

Snohomish County Park Board

About the Board

The Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board assists the director of the Department of Parks and Recreation in reviewing and recommending policies related to Parks and Recreation facilities and operations. Board members also participate in Parks 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 four-year terms. Nominees are recommended by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council.

Regular Meetings

  • 3:00 p.m., second Tuesday of each month
  • Parks Administration Offices (or virtual as needed during COVID-19): 6705 Puget Park Drive Snohomish, WA 98296

Council District Representatives

  • Council District 1: Rob Putnam
  • Council District 2: Open
  • Council District 3: John Dewhirst
  • Council District 4: Steve Yandl
  • Council District 5: Bob McCarty

  Staff Contact: Email Russ Bosanko

Officers

  • Chair: John Ewald
  • Vice Chair: Robert McCarty
  • Recording Secretary: Steve Yandl

At-Large Representatives

  • Ting Liu
  • John Ewald
  • Dave Divoky
  • Mike Farrell
  • Darrell Olson
  • Shawn Tobin

Park Board Opening (County Council District #2)

  • This position is open for any applicant living in Snohomish County Council District #2 (which covers the cities of Everett and Mukilteo as well as areas of unincorporated Snohomish County)
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Type of Board: Regular
  • Contact: Russ Bosanko at 425-388-6602

General Description of Board Duties

SCC 2.16.030 established the Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board to assist the Director of the Department 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 interest 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 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

Additional Information

  • Length of Term: Four years
  • Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed: Three terms
  • Total Board Members: 11 members

Agendas

Minutes

Agendas

Minutes