Conference Committee

The conference committee is one of our largest committees that helps to oversee the WRPA Annual Conference & Tradeshow. Their purpose is to develop the goals and structure of the conference as well as to create the theme. The Annual Conference & Tradeshow draws 400+ attendees for 2-3 days of professional training. The conference is typically held in the spring and is an amazing way to network and learn from your colleagues.

For more information or to join this committee, please contact: [email protected]

Committee Members

Carl Strong - Chair
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Sarah Olson - Conference Education Committee Co-Chair & Education Session Planner/Organizer
Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts

Jennifer Papich - Conference Education Committee Co-Chair & Education Session Planner/Organizer
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Maryke Burgess - Exhibitors & Vendors
Kirkland Parks & Community Services

Josh Morrisey - Marketing
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Fianna Dickson - Marketing
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Carissa Ware - Socials/Fun
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Ryan Griffith - Socials/Fun
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Mark Poirier - Golf
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Andy Fuzak -Tours
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Paul Knowles -Tours
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Kelly Ashe - PREP
City of Cheney Parks & Recreation Department 

Position available - Conference App