Parks and Arts Commission

Parks and Arts Commission group - 1-2023
ATTENTION ARTISTS:
Proposals accepted through March 17 for Pavillion Park's HOOPTOWN MURAL PROJECT!
The Liberty Lake Parks and Arts Commission is seeking individual artists or artist teams to submit proposals for a new mural to be painted on the Pavillion Park basketball courts.  Submissions are open from Jan. 18 through March 17, 2023.  The stipend will be awarded in the amount of $16,000.  CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.

The Parks and Arts Commission

The Parks and Arts Commission is a citizen volunteer commission of eight or more members that serves in an advisory capacity to the 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 proposals related to art, recreation. and parks.
  • Act as an advisory board for the Tree City, USA and the Bicycle Communities programs.
  • Complete regular reviews of fees and charges for services.
  • Explore ways and methods of obtaining private, local, state and federal funds for special projects in the city’s parks, trails and open space.
  • Advocate for healthy and active lifestyles and promote the quality of life that is provided through the city’s parks, trails and open space.

MEETINGS 
Regular meetings for the Parks and Arts Commission are scheduled for the first Monday of each month at City Hall (22710 E. Country Vista Drive, Liberty Lake, Washington). Meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. and generally last one hour. Click here to view agenda packets and meeting minutes

ORDINANCE 245A ESTABLISHING THE CITY'S PARKS AND ARTS COMMISSION 
To view Ordinance 245A click here.

COMMISSION MEMBERS 
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. Members should have interests in parks and recreation, as well as the visual, literary and performing arts. Members 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 245A for more details.)  Positions will be held for a student member who has been a current resident of the City of Liberty Lake for a term of one year.  Current commissioners are:  

POSITION
NAME
TERM EXPIRATION
PARK REPRESENTING
Position 1
Bob Schneidmiller12/31/2024
Orchard Park
Position 2
John Bahr12/31/2023
Orchard Park
Position 3
David Himebaugh
12/31/2024
Pavillion Park
Position 4
Nancy Hill12/31/2023
Pavillion Park
Position 5
Laura Frank
12/31/2024
Rocky Hill Park
Position 6
Tom Chamberlain
12/31/2023
Rocky Hill Park
Position 7
Noelle Otersen Loparco12/31/2024
At Large
Student
VACANT
12/31/2024
Community Wide

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please contact Jennifer Camp, staff liaison to the Commission, by emailing Jennifer Camp or 509-755-6714.

If you are interested in applying for a vacancy on the Parks and Arts Commission, you can click here to access the City Advisory Board and Commission Application form.

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