City of Kent seeks Parks & Recreation Commission members

Deadline to apply March 21

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:31pm
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The city of Kent is seeking residents to serve on the Parks & Recreation Commission.

The 16-member commission meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Centennial Center, 400 West Gowe St., in downtown Kent.

Applications can be submitted at The deadline to apply is March 21. Contact with questions.

Volunteers serve three-year terms and their roles are advisory in nature. They make reports and recommendations to the mayor, City Council and city staff concerning parks and recreation issues including:

• Ways to advocate public support, involvement and funding of Kent parks, facilities and programs

• Opportunities to engage the public in decisions affecting Kent parks, facilities and programs

• Budget recommendations for the acquisition, development and operation of parks, facilities, and programs

• Policy recommendations

• Comprehensive parks and trails planning

• Priorities for the acquisition of land and/or facilities

• Development, design and operation of parks, facilities and programs

• Capital improvements planning

• Rules, regulations or other restrictions applicable to parks, facilities and programs

• Concessions at park facilities

• Contracts, interlocal agreements and lease agreements regarding parks and recreation activities

• Other matters that the mayor, city council or parks director may refer to the commission for its consideration and recommendation.

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