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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Commission to discuss qualifications of final agency director candidates at special meeting

OLYMPIA – Feb. 12, 2021 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a virtual special meeting next week to discuss the qualifications of the final candidates for the Parks Director position. If agreed upon, the commission will take final action relating to hiring for that position. 

The public may participate in the meetings remotely — either online or via phone — except for the executive sessions.

WHO:
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHAT:
Special meeting to discuss final candidate qualifications and take final action related to hiring – if agreed upon.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Feb. 17
1 p.m. — Call to order (public meeting)
1:05 to 2:30 p.m. — Executive session to further discuss the qualifications of the final candidates, pursuant to state law
 2:30 p.m.— Adjourn (public meeting)

WHERE:
Listen or watch using one of the following phone numbers or web links:

WebEx
Attendee link 
Password: WAP@rks2021

Call-in
(415) 655-0001 or (206) 207-1700
Access Code: 177 307 5896 

A full agenda of for the meeting is available online.

Don Hoch, Washington State Parks’ current director, is retiring next month. 

News media contact:
Anna Gill, Communications Director, (360) 902-8562
media@parks.wa.gov 

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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. 

News release number: 21-009

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