Park Advisory Commission

What is the Park Advisory Commission?
The University Place Park Advisory Commission is a group of seven citizens that advise the City Council on various parks issues, including capital improvement projects, land acquisition and park development.

Applications are currently being accepted from City residents interested in serving on the Park Advisory Commission. The current vacancy will remain open until filled. 

Applications are to be submitted by email to, Debora Nicholas, deputy city clerk at

Park Advisory Commission Members

Commissioner Date Appointed Term Expires
Ian Ainoa 12/07/2020 01/31/2025
Julie Finnegan 07/15/2013 01/31/2024
Kelly Forsberg 05/06/2019 01/31/2025
Kimberlie Lell  05/06/2019 01/31/2022 
Stacey McClain 07/16/2018  01/31/2022
VACANT (Youth)    


Advisory commissions will not have standing monthly meetings but will meet to work on matters specifically assigned by the City Council, either as part of an annual work plan or by separate resolution. Meetings will be noticed in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, with agendas posted to the Event Calendar on the City's website, at the University Place Library, 3609 Market Place West and at City Hall.

For more information contact:

Gary Cooper, Public Works & Parks Director, 253.460.6494