Conference Committee

The conference committee is one of our largest committees that helps to oversee the WRPA Annual Conference & Tradeshow. Their purpose is to develop the goals and structure of the conference as well as to create the theme. The Annual Conference & Tradeshow draws 400+ attendees for 2-3 days of professional training. The conference is typically held in the spring and is an amazing way to network and learn from your colleagues.

For more information or to join this committee, please contact: [email protected]

Committee Members

Carissa Ware - Co-Chair
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Josh Oakes - Co-Chair
SpokaneParks & Recreation

Sarah Olson - Conference Education Committee Co-Chair & Education Session Planner/Organizer
Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts

Jennifer Papich - Conference Education Committee Co-Chair & Education Session Planner/Organizer
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Position Available - Exhibitor & Tradeshow Experience

Carl Strong - Marketing
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Josh Morrisey - Marketing
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Sarah Fitzgerald - Pre-Conference Activities & Socials
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Ryan Griffith - Socials
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Mark Poirier - Golf Tournament
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Position Available - Volunteer Coordinator

Kelly Ashe - Student Connections Comittee
City of Cheney Parks & Recreation Department 

NeSha Thomas-Schadt - Student Connections Committee
Pierce County Parks

Position Available - Conference App