Legislative Update - 01-22-2018

Report on Week 2 of 2018 Session

For WRPA Executive Board, Members, Legislative Chair & Legislative Committee Members

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2018 Legislative Session Highlights

WRPA 2018 Week 1 Session of the Legislature

By Doug Levy, WRPA Lobbyist – 1/15/18

“Remember.  This will be a short, 60-day, modest Session.  Don’t expect much.”

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January 2018 Legislative Updates



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2018 - 2019 Board of Director Nominations

Submit Your Nominations for New WRPA Leaders

Dear WRPA Members

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Legislative Updates December 2017

WRPA Stives to Keep You Informed!

  1. 2018 Park & Great Outdoors Legislative Day
  2. No Child Left Inside Grant Announcement
  3. Senate Bill 5999 - Prohibition Bonds for State Employees

2018 Park & Great Outdoors Legislative Day


When: January 25, 2018 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Woman's Club of Olympia

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2018 Legislative Priorities

Legislative Priorities

Washington Recreation & Park Association – 2018 Legislative Agenda

Top Priorities

Enact 2017-19 Capital Budget – Including Key Funding Targets for WWRP, YAF, ALEA

(Capital Budget) The two-year Capital Budget that is pending in the Washington State Legislature is much more than a document or a “bill.”  It is a mission-critical, job-creating investment in the State of Washington, in outdoor recreation, in schools, and in local communities. WRPA urges the State Legislature to move forward with adoption of a 2017-19 Capital Budget, including agreed-upon allocations of $80 million for the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program (WWRP) and $4.077 million for the Youth Athletic Facilities (YAF) program.  The negotiated Capital Budget also includes a historically-low $1 million allocation for the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA).  WRPA urges lawmakers to enhance funding for both ALEA and YAF in future cycles.

Protect Funding for Dedicated Accounts within the Capital Budget

(Capital Budget) As the Legislature looks to finalize a 2017-19 Capital Budget, WRPA urges lawmakers to refrain from diverting funding from dedicated accounts that are focused on funding outdoor recreation activities.  These include the WWRP, YAF, and ALEA accounts, others such as the Boating Facilities Program (BFP) and Non-Highway Off-Road Vehicle Account (NOVA), and pass-through federal-funding accounts such as the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).  WRPA urges lawmakers to keep top-of-mind a recent report study showing that the outdoor recreation sector generates $26 billion a year in economic activity for the state, as well as 200,000+ jobs.

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NEW Networking Opportunity!

Come join the Athletic Field Management Circle! 

A place where professionals that are involved in Sports Field/Complex Management, Scheduling systems and processes, Allocations, Reservations, Policies, Fees and charges, etc. can share resources and connect.

Log in to your membership profile and select "Network Circles" under Member Area and join today!

You're invited to the Family Entertainment Showcase

It’s that time again!  You’re invited to the 8th annual Washington Family Entertainment Showcase.  We’re returning to the Lacey Community Center on Tuesday, September 26.  Doors open at noon and the Showcase performances begin at 1:00 pm.  As always, the event is FREE and includes refreshments, door prizes, fun people, and great family-friendly entertainment.

To reserve your spot, simply reply to this e-mail message or go online to our Facebook event page and click “attending.”  Please help us share and spread the word to any friends or associates you know who would benefit by attending.

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Legislative Update! August 2017

It is your turn to comment, tell the RCO what you think.

WRPA Strives To Help You Serve Your Community

Legislative Update!

There are currently three proposed changes that have been set forth by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. These changes could impact the funding, performance, and decision making of WA State park and recreation departments.

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Joint Athletic Fitness & Program Section Meeting

Joint Athletic Fitness & Program Section Meeting

Thursday, September 14th
10:00 am-1:30 pm

Join fellow WRPA members for a lunch meeting Tukwila Community CenterThe meeting will start at 10:00 am, there will be a lunch break at 11:30 am (please bring $5.00), and the meeting will wrap up around 1:30 pm. This event is GoToMeeting accessible.

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