Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development committee provides broad oversight of all training and educational programs. This committee is comprised of several sub-committees including the Annual Conference, Fall Summit Business Institute, Risk Management School, Cultural Competency and several others. This committee coordinates training and educational programs for the association and also evaluates programs to ensure they are relevant and meeting member needs. The Professional Development committee also works closely with the Board of Directors and Communications committee to market all events to members.

For more information or to join this committee, please contact: profdev@wrpatoday.org   

Committee Members

Lori Cummings - PDC Co-Chair
Everett Parks & Recreation

Angie Feser - PDC Co-Chair
Sammamish Parks & Recreation


Sarah Olson - Conference Education Committee Chair
Lynnwood Parks and Recreation

Jennifer Papich - 2018 Annual Conference Co-Chair
Spokane Parks and Recreation

Kimberly Shelton - 2018 Annual Conference Co-Chair
Federal Way Parks & Recreation

Chad Harvell- Risk Management School Co-Chair
Pierce County Parks & Recreation

Sylvana Nieuser - Risk Management School Committee
Olympia Parks & Recreation

Jeff Ozimek - Risk Management School Committee
Bainbridge Island Parks

Mark Benishek - Risk Management School Committee
Bainbridge Island Parks

Craig Feldman - Risk Management School Committee
Federal Way Parks & Recreation

Scott Gallacher - Certified Playground Safety Inspector Chair
Key Peninsula Metro Park District

Sarah Sandquist - Board Liaison
Kirkland Parks & Recreation

For more information or to join this committee, please contact: profdev@wrpatoday.org