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Spokane Park Board

Authorized by and Date: The Park Board was authorized by Chapter 04.11 of the City's Municipal Code in accordance with Ordinance C33995. Effective on May 6, 2007.

Mission Statement/Purpose: The Spokane Park Board was created in 1910 and granted power by Article V of the City Charter to layout, establish, purchase, procure, accept and have the care, management, control, and improvement of all parks grounds and parkways controlled by the City of Spokane and used for park purposes. The Charter also mandates eight percent of the City's annual expenditures be earmarked for Parks and Recreation. Additional funding comes from fees and charges for programs and services. The City's golf courses are operated as an enterprise fund and are not supported by tax dollars.

Park Board Meeting date, time and location: The Board meets on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall.

Regular Study Session Meeting date, time and location: Thursdays – 3:30 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, directly following Park Board Meeting, in City Hall Conference Room 5A

Joint City Council/Park Board Study Session Meeting date, time and location: Thursdays – 3:30 p.m. In place of Regular Study Sessions, following Park Board meetings, as noted (CC/PB) in the City Council Briefing Center.

The Spokane Park Board Toolkit (PDF 33.4 MB) offers detailed information on the duties, responsibilities and goals of being a Park Board member. Additional tools include contact information, meeting schedules, organizational chart, annual budgets and related articles.

Are you interested in becoming a Park Board member? Learn more about the opportunity to impact your community. Interested applicants, please email SpokaneParks@SpokaneCity.org.

Spokane Park Board Terms

Members 1st Appointment 1st Full Term Ends 2nd Term Began 2nd Term Ends
Chris Wright, President 8/13/2009 2/4/2014 2/4/2014 2/5/2019
Steve Salvatori 1/23/2017 2/1/2022    
Rick Chase 10/24/2016 2/1/2022    
Ross Kelley 2/5/2008 2/5/2013 2/5/2013 2/6/2018
Greta Gilman 8/31/2016 2/6/2018    
Sally Vantress-Lodato 2/27/2017 2/1/2022    
Nick Sumner 5/14/2015 2/4/2020    
Ted McGregor 5/14/2015 2/4/2020    
Jennifer Ogden 5/15/2017 2/2/2021    
Mike Fagan 1/9/2017 n/a    
Vacant 2/5/2019      

Park Board Meetings and Study Sessions Schedule

2017 Park Board Schedule
  • Jan. 12, 2017
  • Feb. 9, 2017
  • March 9, 2017
  • April 13, 2017
  • May 11, 2017
  • June 8, 2017
  • July 13, 2017
  • Aug. 10, 2017
  • Sept. 14, 2017
  • Oct. 12, 2017
  • Nov. 9, 2017
  • Dec. 14, 2017

Agendas

2017
2016
2015

Minutes

2017
2016
2015

Subcommittees

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee meets at various dates/times during the year. Please check here for upcoming meeting dates and times.

Agendas

2016

Minutes

2016

Design Steering Committee

The Design Steering Committee meets at various dates/times during the year. Please check here for upcoming meeting dates and times.

Agendas

2017

2016

2015

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee meets Tuesdays at 3 p.m. in City Hall Conference Room 2B, 2nd floor City Hall

808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

2017 Finance Committee Schedule
  • Jan. 10, 2017
  • Feb. 7, 2017
  • March 7, 2017
  • April 11, 2017
  • May 9, 2017
  • June 6, 2017
  • July 11, 2017
  • Aug. 8, 2017
  • Sept. 12, 2017
  • Oct. 10, 2017
  • Nov. 7, 2017
  • Dec. 12, 2017
Agendas
Minutes

Golf Committee

The Golf Committee meets Tuesdays at 8:05 a.m. in City Council Briefing Center unless otherwise noted.

808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

2017 Golf Committee Schedule
  • Jan. 10, 2017
  • Feb. 7, 2017
  • March 7, 2017
  • April 11, 2017
  • May 9, 2017
  • June 6, 2017
  • July 11, 2017
  • Aug. 8, 2017
  • Sept. 12, 2017
  • Oct. 10, 2017
  • Nov. 7, 2017
  • Dec. 12, 2017
Agendas
Minutes

Land Committee

The Land Committee meets 3 p.m. Wednesdays in City Hall Conference Room 5A, 5th floor City Hall.

808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

2017 Land Committee Schedule
  • Jan. 4, 2017
  • Feb. 1, 2017
  • March 1, 2017
  • April 5, 2017
  • May 3, 2017
  • May 31, 2017
  • July 5, 2017
  • Aug. 2, 2017
  • Sept. 6, 2017
  • Oct. 4, 2017
  • Nov. 1, 2017
  • Dec. 6, 2017
Agendas

2017

2016

2015

Minutes

2017

2016

2015

Recreation Committee

The Recreation Committee meets Thursdays at 3 p.m. in Manito Meeting Room, Manito Park (subject to change).

808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

2017 Recreation Committee Schedule
  • Jan. 5, 2017
  • Feb. 2, 2017
  • March 2, 2017
  • April 6, 2017
  • May 4, 2017
  • June 1, 2017
  • July 6, 2017
  • Aug. 3, 2017
  • Sept. 7, 2017
  • Oct. 5, 2017
  • Nov. 2, 2017
  • Dec. 7, 2017
Agendas
Minutes

Riverfront Park Committee

The Riverfront Park Committee meets at 8:05 a.m. Mondays in the City Council Briefing Center, lower level City Hall.

808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

2017 Riverfront Park Committee Schedule
  • Jan. 9, 2017
  • Feb. 6 , 2017
  • March 6, 2017
  • April 10, 2017
  • May 8, 2017
  • June 5, 2017
  • July 10, 2017
  • Aug. 7, 2017
  • Sept. 11, 2017
  • Oct. 9, 2017
  • Nov. 6, 2017
  • Dec. 11, 2017
Agendas

2017

2016

2015

Minutes

Urban Forestry Citizen Advisory Committee

The Urban Forestry Citizen Advisory Committee meets Tuesdays at 3 p.m. at Woodland Center, Finch Arboretum, unless otherwise noted.

2017 Urban Forestry Citizen Advisory Committee Schedule
  • Jan. 3, 2017
  • Jan. 31, 2017
  • Feb. 28, 2017
  • April 4, 2017
  • May 2, 2017
  • May 30, 2017
  • July 3, 2017
  • Aug. 1, 2017
  • Sept. 5, 2017
  • Oct. 3, 2017
  • Oct. 31, 2017
  • Dec. 5, 2017

Urban Forestry Tree Committee

The Urban Forestry Tree Committee meets at 4:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Woodland Center, Finch Arboretum.

2017 Urban Forestry Tree Committee Schedule
  • Jan. 3, 2017
  • Jan. 31, 2017
  • Feb. 28, 2017
  • April 4, 2017
  • May 2, 2017
  • May 30, 2017
  • July 3, 2017
  • Aug. 1, 2017
  • Sept. 5, 2017
  • Oct. 3, 2017
  • Oct. 31, 2017
  • Dec. 5, 2017
Agendas
Minutes

Contact

City Staff

Leroy Eadie
Director, Parks and Recreation
509.625.6200
leadie@spokanecity.org

Pat Dalton
Legal Counsel
509.625.6200
pdalton@spokanecity.org

Mike Fagan
Council Liaison
509.625.6257
mfagan@spokanecity.org