Parks and Arts Commission


The Parks, Art and Recreation Commission is an eight member citizen volunteer commission that serves in an advisory capacity to the City of Liberty Lake City Council. The primary functions of the Commission are to:

  • Review and make recommendations concerning recreation program offerings of the City. 
  • Oversee the City’s art decisions and any future comprehensive arts program.
  • Provide recommendations regarding the acquisition and development of park areas.
  • Serve as the City Forestry Board and oversee the Urban Forestry Program.
  • Review and make recommendations regarding the implementation of the City Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan.
  • Review art, recreation and park related proposals.
  • Act as an advisory board for the Tree City, USA and Bicycle Communities Programs.
  • Complete regular reviews of fees and charges for services.
  • To explore ways and methods of obtaining private, local, state and federal funds for special projects in the City's parks, trails and open space.
  • To advocate for healthy and active life styles and promote the quality of life that is provided through the City's parks, trails and open space.


Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission regular meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at City Hall (22710 E Country Vista Dr.). Meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. and generally last one hour. Agenda packets and meeting minutes can be found HERE.  

To listen to the most recent Parks and Art Commission Meeting click HERE


Members of the commission are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. They are selected from as evenly dispersed geographic areas in the City as possible and have interests in parks, recreation, visual, literary and performing arts. They do not receive compensation for their services.  Positions 1, 3, 5 and 7 shall serve two year terms and Positions 2, 4, and 6 shall serve three year terms (refer to ordinance for more detail).One Position will be held for a student member who is a resident of the City of Liberty Lake for a term of one year.  Current Commissioners are:  

 Position 1
Bridgette Harris12/31/2019Orchard Park
 Position 2
Tom Sahlberg  
12/31/2020Orchard Park
 Position 3
David Himebaugh12/31/2019Pavillion Park
 Position 4
Jeanette Nall12/31/2020Pavillion Park
 Position 5
Laura Frank12/31/2019Rocky Hill Park
 Position 6
Tom Chamberlain12/31/2020Rocky Hill Park
 Position 7
Laina Schutz12/31/2019At Large
Adjunct #1
Sam Nelson
Adjunct #2Bob Schneidmiller
StudentTBD by Commission


Please contact Jennifer Camp, staff liaison to the Commission at:, 509-755-6714.