Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

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This board is comprised of nine members residing in Jefferson County; three members representing equally each of the County Commissioner’s districts. Appointments are made by the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners for two-year terms. Chairman and vice-chairman of the Advisory Board are elected annually among the members.

Mission Statement

“The mission of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation is to improve the health, welfare, and safety of the citizenry; protect the environment, and promote economic development through state of the art recreational and educational programs and facilities supported by public tax revenue, fees, grants and private donations."

Vision Statement

The vision of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation is not to serve every purpose, but to lead towards cooperation and comprehensive community solutions.”

Advisory Board Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist in development of programs and policies
  • Review and comment upon proposed rules, policies, or ordinances prior to their adoption
  • Oversee development, revisions, and amendments to the Jefferson County Parks, Open Space and Recreation Plan

Advisory Board Meetings

Regular meetings of the Advisory Board are held the first Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first floor conference room at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend.

Advisory Board Meeting minutes and agendas are available online: Minutes and Agendas

Advisory Board Vacancy

A chance to get involved and make a difference - Jefferson County is seeking one volunteer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board member. There is one position open in County Commissioner District 3. Projects and roles of the board include helping with the Parks, and Recreation Comprehensive Plan Update, advising the County Commissioners; assisting and supporting the organization in its mission of providing 22 parks and facilities, including HJ Carroll, Memorial Field, the PT Rec. Center, and Gibbs Lake; as well as a host of recreation programs. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest to Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 1820 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or jeffbocc@co.jefferson.wa.us. For more information please contact Matt Tyler at 360-385-9129 or mtyler@countyrec.com.