Board Meeting Information

Established by voters in 2004, PenMet Parks is an independent agency governed by a 5-member Board of Park Commissioners who are elected to at-large positions representing an unincorporated area that is home to approximately 44,600 people.

Much like a city council or school board, the Commissioners approve policies, adopt an annual budget, and set the direction for the District’s professional staff and volunteers.

The Park Board’s regular business meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 pm. The Board often conducts study sessions before its business meetings in order to spend more time on specific topics; those sessions usually start at 5:00 pm.

The Board of Park Commissioners desires to allow a maximum opportunity for public comment. However, the business of the Peninsula Metropolitan Park District must proceed in an orderly, timely manner. The purpose of a Board of Commissioners meeting is to conduct the District’s business; it is not a public forum. The Open Public Meetings Act does not require that members of the public be allowed to participate or speak.

Citizens are afforded an opportunity at each regular and special meetings of the Board of Park Commissioners to offer their comments to the Board. Citizens are limited to a three-minute time limit and may only speak once during the Citizen Comment period at each meeting.

The Board of Park Commissioners encourages the public to attend its Board meetings. All persons who attend Board meetings must comply with Board Policy P10-106 providing for the Rules of Decorum at Board Meetings.  This Policy is to preserve order and decorum and discourage conduct that disrupts, disturbs or otherwise impedes the orderly conduct of Board meetings. 

Note: Occasionally holidays, the anticipation of greater public participation, or special presentations make it necessary to hold meetings at different dates, times, or locations. Please check this site for changes, cancellations, and announcements of special meetings.

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes


Upcoming Board Meetings


Board Members

PenMet Parks Board Photo 2022

President

Amanda Babich
Position #5

Term: December 31, 2023

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Amanda Babich

Clerk

Steve Nixon
Position #3

Steve Nixon

Term: December 31, 2027

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Commissioner

Maryellen (Missy) Hill
Position #2

Missy Hill

Term: December 31, 2027

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Commissioner

Kurt Grimmer
Position #1

Kurt Grimmer

Term: December 31, 2025

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Commissioner

Laurel Kingsbury
Position #4

Laurel Kingsbury

Term: December 31, 2025

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