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Posted on: November 28, 2017

17-078 State Parks Commission sets special meeting for 2018 work planning



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Virginia Painter, (360) 902-8562

OLYMPIA – Nov 28, 2017 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will have a special planning meeting next week in Seattle.

The meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, and will continue from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36 Ave. S., Seattle. (Directions)

The Commission will take no formal action at this planning session. The meeting is open to the public; however, no public comment will be heard.

The meeting agenda includes a review by State Parks Commissioners and Agency Director Don Hoch of agency work done in 2017, updates from agency assistant directors on current projects and initiatives, a presentation from agency assistant directors on work plans and initiatives for 2018 and a general discussion with the agency’s assistant attorney general.

During the Dec. 6 meeting, the Commission will conduct executive sessions from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from noon to 1:30 p.m. to discuss the Director’s annual evaluation and performance agreement. Executive sessions are not open to the public. The Commission will make no formal decision during this session. A complete agenda is available here: 

The Commission’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Jan. 25, in Montesano. Information about Commission meetings is available online at 


About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

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1111 Israel Road S.W.
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504-2650

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