Board of Directors 2022–2023


Jennifer Wills
Director & Play-Maker/Builder/Seeker
Longview Parks & Recreation



Jennifer Burbidge

Parks, Culture & Recreation Director

Lacey Parks, Culture & Recreation

Brigham Young University


Vice President

Nick Farline 

Director of Parks, Recreation and Facilities

City of Kennewick

Eastern Washington University.




Keisha Taylor

Recreation Coordinator

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation

University of North Carolina


Brian Judd
Warren G. Magnuson Park Manager

Seattle Parks & Recreation

Seattle University

King County Region Director

Maryke Burgess
Recreation Supervisor

Kirkland Parks & Recreation

Eastern Washington University

This position serves the following countyKing County


Southwest Region Director

Lisa Ellson

Community Center Assistant Supervisor

Metro Parks Tacoma

Pierce College

This position serves the following counties: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum

Northwest Region Director

Brian Smith
Director of Parks and Recreation Department  

City of Oak Harbor

This position serves the following counties: Islands, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom

Eastern Region Director & Secretary

Andy Coleman
Parks & Recreation Director

Walla Walla Parks & Recreation 

Eastern Washington University

This position serves the following countiesAdams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima


Dave Johnson
Parks and Recreation Director/Assistant City Manager

City of Maple Valley

Western Washington University


Executive Director - Ex Officier 

Tiffany Hanzo Martin
Washington Recreation & Park Association


Board Meeting Calendar

WRPA Members are welcome to attend board meetings. There will be no public/member comments as board agendas are set ahead of time. If you would like to add an item to the agenda, email a request to the President one week prior to the board meeting. Please understand that at any time, the WRPA Board of Directors can go into Executive Session and exclude non-board Members from this part of the meeting. Please email the WRPA Office if you are interested in attending a meeting. 

2022-2023 Board Meeting Schedule:

  • May 2022
  • June 2022
  • September 2022
  • October 2022
  • November 2022 (In Conjunction with Fall Event)
  • January 2023
  • February 2023 (In Conjunction with Legislative Day)
  • March 2023
  • April 2022 (In Conjunction with the Conference)

Board Structure

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