WRPAToday September Newsletter:

  1. Photo of the Week
  2. How do you Recreate?
  3. Spotlight Professional in Parks & Recreation
  4. Members on the Move
  5. It's Alive! It's AAALLLIIIVVVE!
  6. We Want Your News! 
  7. WRPA Job Board
  8. Events Calendar


Don't Be 'Stir Crazy,' Go to Day Camp!

Photo of the Week

Our photo of the week goes to the City of Shoreline Parks & Recreation! We are lovin' these creative t-shirts, and the faces that go with it!

Do you have a must see photo? Submit your "Photo of the Week" to [email protected].





What is This, Some Kind of Fun Run? Are You Running for Fun?

How do you Recreate?

Doin' what she loves to do!  Amanda Morales, Recreation Specialist for the City of Burien, Super Tunnel Marathon (26.2 miles) North Bend. 

How DO YOU Recreate? Submit your "How do you recreate" photo to [email protected].






Anything You Want To, Do It

Spotlight Professional in Parks & Recreation

Steve Roemer has been with the City of Burien for the past eight years and is now the new Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director.  Steve has been in the Parks and Recreation field for over 30 years and uses his experience to lead, plan, organize and direct the activities for Burien. Read more about Steve.



Blazing Saddles...Congratulations!

Members on the Move

  • Sarah Sandquist, Volunteer and Events Supervisor for the City of Kenmore, previously a Recreation Coordinator with the City of Redmond. 
  • Casey Stanley, Recreation Manager for the City of Burien, previously the Neighborhood, Resources and Event Manager for the City of Renton. 
  • Jessi Bon, Deputy City Manager for the City of Sammamish, previously the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Sammamish. 
  • Carrie Hoiness, Recreation Supervisor for the City of Ephrata, previously the Recreation Coordinator for the City of Ephrata.
  • Amber Britton, Recreation Coordinator Senior Programming and Resources for the City of Mercer Island, previously the Special Events & Cultural Arts Coordinator for the City of Mercer Island.
  • Ryan Daly, Community & Event Center Manager for the City of Mercer Island, previously the Recreation Supervisor for the City of Mercer Island.
  • Jack Wilson, Executive Director of Metro Parks Tacoma, is retiring this month.
  • Angie Feser, Parks & Recreation Director of the City of Sammamish, was previously the Parks Planner for the City of Covington.
Did we forget someone? Are you a Member on the Move? Email us [email protected]. 



WRPA Represented at Seattle Sounders Game and Mariners Game

WRPA teamed up (pun intended) with the Mariners and Sounders again in 2016 to offer networking nights at a game! The Mariners game was Friday, June 10 and about 35 WRPA members and their family/friends saw the M's defeat their rival, the Texas Ranger's 7-5 and then were treated to a post-game fireworks display!

On Saturday, July 31 about 20 WRPA members watched the Seattle Sounders battle the LA Galaxy to a 1-1 draw in the first game of Interim Head Coach Brian Schmetzer's take over. 

WRPA looks forward to offering this opportunity again in 2017. 



 We Want Your News!

Do you have news to share with your WRPA colleagues? Send any updates, photos, happenings and socials to WRPA, so that we can feature your article in the next WRPAToday e-newsletter! 
Send us your news now!


WRPA Job Board

Visit the WRPA Career Center

Calendar of Events
Date: Event:
October 5, 2016 Washington Family Entertainment Showcase Lacey
October 13, 2016 Fall Summit Seattle 
November 10, 2016 Certified Playground Safety Inspector - Fall Program Everett
  WRPA Volunteer Opportunities
  Thank You Sponsors!  

Why We Need You!

WRPA is membership-driven. We achieve only what we ourselves commit to doing. By sharing your energy and expertise you will make WRPA an even more effective professional resource.

In fact, without you, we would not be able to offer any programs! Consider volunteering and helping our organization grow. Learn about opportunities that have recently become available!




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