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Posted on: December 4, 2020

State Parks Commission to meet next week for 2021 planning

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Dec. 4, 2020 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its annual planning meeting virtually on Wednesday, Dec 9.

The agenda includes an update on director hiring and legal process requirements; discussion about the agency’s 2020 accomplishments; and the director’s evaluation. The commission and staff will also discuss 2021 priorities and expectations. 

The Commission will not make any decisions during the planning meeting, as this is not a regular meeting. The public is invited to attend via WebEx, phone or in person at the State Parks Headquarters in Tumwater, but no public comment will be taken.

We will no longer offer an in-person option to view the Commission Planning Meeting as previously announced. Gov. Inslee has extended the suspension of the Open Public Meetings Act requirement to provide an in-person option for the public. This is done to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. We will be following the Governor’s guidance and ask the public to view the meeting via WebEx or telephone.

WHAT
Annual commission planning meeting

WHO
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN
9 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 9

WHERE

WebEx
https://watech.webex.com/watech/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea2c3729ab90c56d7fd22cce3317e7b51
Event password: WAP@rks2020

Phone
1-415-655-0001 or 1-206-207-1700
Meeting Access Code: 177 022 5593

BACKGROUND
The Commission has five 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: 20-061

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