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Posted on: November 27, 2019

State Parks Commission to meet next week in Tukwila for 2020 planning

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Nov. 27, 2019 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its annual planning meeting on Wednesday, Dec 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5, in Tukwila.

The agenda includes an update on current accomplishments; discussion about the agency’s draft strategic plan; and the director’s evaluation. The commission and staff will also discuss 2020 work plans and priorities. 

A guest speaker will present to the commission and executive leadership about diversity, equity and inclusion in outdoor recreation on Wednesday morning.

The Commission will not make any decisions during the planning meeting. As this is not a regular meeting, the public is invited, but no public comment will be taken. Seating is limited.

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Commission will visit Saint Edward State Park beginning at 2:30 p.m.

WHAT
Annual commission planning meeting

WHO
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN
8 a.m.to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4

8 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5

WHERE
Hotel Interurban
223 Andover Park E
Tukwila, WA 98188
(Driving directions)

BACKGROUND
The Commission has six regular meetings a year in pre-determined locations around the state. Time for public comment is provided at all regular meetings. A full agenda for the planning meeting is available on the Parks website.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is made up of seven citizen volunteers appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. The commission is charged with providing policy direction for the agency. 

Media contact:
Anna Gill, Communications Office, (360) 902-8562

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About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. 

News release number: 19-089

 

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