The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in Denny Park at the corner of Dexter and Denny.
John C. Little Award: Parks staff will present the John C. Little Award to Willie Rogers, a Seattle Parks and Recreation employee who has epitomized the spirit and mission of John C. Little. Willie Rogers is responsible for several youth employment and mentoring programs at Parks’ Westbridge facility. Willie serves as a counselor and leader to both the youth and their parents in his community. Willie and his wife have welcomed more than 100 foster children into their home.
John C. Little was a former Board of Park Commissioners member whose motto was, “In order to improve the life of all people, you must improve the life of young people.” We created this award in his honor. To be eligible for nomination, the individual must demonstrate the following characteristics: mentoring youth; providing leadership in the community; making a difference in young lives; and going above and beyond the call of duty.
Ethics and Elections Presentation: Wayne Barnett, Executive Director of the Ethics and Elections Commission, will talk with the Board of Park Commissioners about ethics rules around a proposed ballot measure.
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, Tom Tierney, Bob Edmiston, Jourdan Keith, Chair Diana Kincaid, Brice Maryman, Mazohra Thami, Yazmin Mehdi and Barbara Wright.
The Board meets once a month, normally on the second Thursday, to advise the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters. For more information, please call Rachel Acosta at 206-684-5066 or email her at Rachel.Acosta@Seattle.gov
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