The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in Denny Park at the corner of Dexter and Denny. The meeting agenda includes:
Tom Tierney, new Commissioner. The Board will welcome Tom Tierney, new Commissioner, to his first meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners. Tom is the former Executive Director of the Seattle Housing Authority and was appointed to the Board by City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw.
Friends of Gas Works Park: National Register. Representatives of the Friends of Gas Works Park will make a presentation to the Board on the nomination of the park for placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The park was placed on the register on January 2, 2013.
Request to designate MacLean Park as a designated Viewpoint. The Board will hold a discussion of this request.
Parks Legacy Plan vision and mission discussion and recommendation. The Board will discuss and make a recommendation to the Parks and Recreation Superintendent on the vision and mission for the Parks Legacy Plan.
Parks has embarked on a planning process to develop a strategic direction for the future by addressing these questions:
• Are our resources deployed in the most effective manner?
• What is the public view of our park system?
• What are the basic services Parks provides?
A first draft of the plan is available for public review. Parks and Recreation will hold six public meetings during the month of May. Both the first draft of the Plan and details about the public meetings are available at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/. Parks encourages and welcomes comments from the public at the public meetings and at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners is a nine-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Four members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; four members are appointed by the City Council; and one member is a young adult appointed by the YMCA Get Engaged Program (http://www.leadershiptomorrowseattle.org/YMCA.asp). Current members are Antoinette Angulo, Jourdan Keith, Chair Diana Kincaid, Brice Maryman, Caitlin McKee, Yazmin Mehdi, Tom Tierney, and Barbara Wright.
The Board meets once a month, normally on the second Thursday with added meetings as the Board deems necessary, to advise the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters. For more information, please call Sandy Brooks at 206-684-5066 or email her at email@example.com.
This press release is available on Seattle Parks and Recreation’s blog, Parkways.