Board of Directors 2022–2023


Jennifer Wills
Longview Parks & Recreation


Jennifer Burbidge
Lacey Parks, Culture & Recreation


Vice President

Nick Farline 

City of Kennewick




Keisha Taylor

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation


Brian Judd
Seattle Parks & Recreation

King County Region Director

Maryke Burgess
Kirkland Parks & Recreation

This position serves the following countyKing County


Southwest Region Director

Lisa Ellson

Metro Parks Tacoma

This position serves the following counties: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum

Northwest Region Director

Brian Smith
City of Oak Harbor

This position serves the following counties: Islands, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom

Eastern Region Director & Secretary

Andy Coleman
Walla Walla Parks & Recreation 

This position serves the following countiesAdams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima


Dave Johnson
City of Maple Valley


Executive Director - Ex Officio

Tiffany Hanzo Martin
Washington Recreation & Park Association


Board Meeting Calendar

WRPA Members are welcome to attend board meetings. There will be no public/member comments as board agendas are set ahead of time. If you would like to add an item to the agenda, email a request to the President one week prior to the board meeting. Please understand that at any time, the WRPA Board of Directors can go into Executive Session and exclude non-board Members from this part of the meeting. Please email the WRPA Office if you are interested in attending a meeting. 

General Board Meeting Schedule:

  • June 
  • September
  • October 
  • November (In Conjunction with Fall Event)
  • January 
  • February (In Conjunction with Legislative Day)
  • March 
  • April
  • May (In Conjunction with the Conference)

Board Structure

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