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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Park Board to hold regular meeting Thursday, August 8
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/5/2013  4:43:00 PM
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Seattle Park Board to hold regular meeting Thursday, August 8

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 8, in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in Denny Park at the corner of Dexter and Denny. The meeting agenda includes:

Parks partnership models. Parks staff will brief the Board on various types of partnerships that Parks and Recreation engages in now and may enter in the future to help us manage our parks as efficiently as possible. They include trusts, conservancies and other nonprofit organizations, and “Friends of” groups.

Westlake Park/Occidental Square. A downtown community representative will brief the board on a proposal for new rules for Westlake Park and Occidental Square.

Leschi/Lakewood Moorages RPF process. Parks staff will brief the Board on the status of the Request for Proposals (RFP) process to secure an investor/operator for these two moorages.

Briefing papers for the first and third items are available online at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkboard/.
 
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. Current members are Antoinette Angulo, Bob Edmiston, Jourdan Keith, Chair Diana Kincaid, Brice Maryman, Caitlin McKee, Yazmin Mehdi, Tom Tierney, and Barbara Wright.

The Board meets once a month, normally on the second Thursday with added meetings as the Board deems necessary, 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.

This press release is available on Seattle Parks and Recreation’s blog, Parkways.

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