Board nominations for the 2020-2021 year are now open. We encourage you to take a moment to learn a little more about WRPA's election process by reviewing the WRPA Bylaws and reading the description for each of the positions below.
There are four board positions up for election: 
  • Vice President
  • At-Large Director
  • Northwest Regional Director
  • Southwest Regional Director
Nominate Today!

Board of Directors 2019–2020 

Jeff Price
Recreation & Cultural Services Director
City of Mukilteo

Paul Simmons
Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Director
Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation

Vice President
Jennifer Papich
Recreation Director
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Cody Geddes
Recreation Supervisor
Federal Way Parks & Recreation

Director-At-Large & Secretary
Sylvana Niehuser
Parks Stewardship Supervisor
Olympia Parks & Recreation

King County Region Director
Shanyanika (Shan) McElroy
Policy and Organizational Performance Analyst 
City of Seattle

This position serves the following county: King

Southwest Region Director
Chad Harvell
Recreation Coordinator
Tumwater Parks & Recreation

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

Northwest Region Director & Treasurer
Kevin Witte
Recreation Supervisor
Mountlake Terrace Recreation & Parks

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

Eastern Region Director
Carrie Hoiness
Recreation Supervisor
City of Moses Lake Parks & Recreation

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

Past President
Eric Friedli
Shoreline Parks & Recreation

Executive Director - Ex Officio
Tiffany Hanzo
SBI Association Management


Board Meeting Calendar

WRPA Members are welcome to attend board meetings. There will be no public/member comment 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. Our Board Meetings are planned to convene the second Wednesday of the month although they are subject to change. 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. 

2019–2020 Board Meeting Schedule:

  • May 8, 2019
  • June 12, 2019
  • September 11, 2019
  • October 21, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • January 8, 2020
  • February 2020 (In conjunction with Legislative Day)
  • March 11, 2020
  • April 21, 2020

Board Structure

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