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

Kevin Witte - Co-Chair
Mountlake Terrace Parks & Recreation

Kevin Ball - Co-Chair
Kirkland Parks & Community Services

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

Position Available - Exhibitor & Tradeshow Experience

Carl Strong - Marketing
Spokane Parks & Recreation

Jairid Hoehn - Marketing
Kirkland Parks & Recreation

Maryke Burgess - Socials/Sponsors
Kirkland Parks & Community Services

Heather Lantz-Brazil - Socials/Sponsors
Kirkland Parks & Community Services

Jill Meis - Socials/Sponsors
Lake Stevens Parks & Recreation

Position Available - Volunteer Coordinator

Kelly Ashe - Student Connections Comittee
City of Cheney Parks & Recreation Department 

NeSha Thomas-Schadt - Student Connections Committee
Pierce County Parks

Andrea Clay - Conference App
Pierce County Parks