Parks & Recreation Commission

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The purpose of the Parks & Recreation Commission is to work with City staff as it studies matters pertaining to parks, open space, natural areas, trails, and recreational facilities and programs for the purposes of informing, advising, or recommending certain actions to the City Council.

There are seven members (7) of the Parks & Recreation Commission. Appointments to the Commission are made by the Mayor, with confirmation by the City Council. Applicants must be residents of the City of Maple Valley. All Commission members shall serve three-year terms.

In addition, there is one Parks & Recreation Commission Alternate who attends Parks & Recreation Commission meetings and may be selected to fill a Commissioner position which becomes vacant due to reasons other than term expiration.

Current members of the Parks & Recreation Commission are:

  • Sarah Gilbert-Newell, Chair
  • Tim Calohan, Vice-Chair
  • Zachary Sander
  • Lauren Bergstrom
  • Julia Cain-LaFleur
  • Laurel Hubert 
  • Rosemary Boelens
  • Vacant (Alternate)

The Parks & Recreation Commission is currently accepting applications for volunteers. Click here to learn more. 

The Parks & Recreation Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 SE 248th St., Maple Valley. All meetings are open to the public. 

To contact members of the Parks & Recreation Commission please contact staff liaison Tracy Kelly at or 425-432-9953. 

An Annotated Agenda that shows formal action taken by the Commission at each business meeting will be posted to the website as soon as feasible following each Commission meeting. Once the formal Minutes of each meeting have been approved by the Commission, the approved Minutes will be posted and the Annotated Agenda removed.

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