Upcoming Board Meetings of the PenMet Parks Board of Commissioners are generally scheduled for the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 pm.
In accordance with the Governor’s Stay at Home Order issued on March 23, 2020, the public is strongly encouraged to participate via teleconference. You can join the zoom meeting for the study session or regular meeting by accessing the agenda/packet on our District Info page.
When applicable, Special Meeting-Study Sessions will begin at 5:00 p.m. with Regular Meetings to begin at 6:00 pm. For a full list of upcoming board meetings and events; please visit our Calendar page.
Note: Occasionally holidays, the anticipation of greater public participation or special presentations may make it necessary to hold meetings at different dates, times, or locations. Please check this site for such changes, cancellations, and also for announcements of Special Meetings.
A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs the Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) and is the policy determining body for the District.
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Education: Master’s in Public Administration, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Bachelors of Arts, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA
Professional Experience: Human Services professional specializing in creating and managing employment and training programs for special demographics; project management, nonprofit management, board development and staffing; program management, human resources, grant writing and partnership development.
Personal Information: My family and I relocated to Gig Harbor 27 years ago; we enjoy living in the Pacific Northwest especially the greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula region.
Education: Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Professional Experience: Over a decade of experience in Parks & Recreation, non-profit programming, youth advocacy, outdoor experiential education, and university intramural sports management
Personal Information: I am a mother of three and married to a lifelong Gig Harbor resident. My husband and I own and operate several commercial fishing vessels based here in Gig Harbor and enjoy being active community members both in our businesses and our family.
Education: BA Finance & Accounting, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Professional Experience: 30 years of experience in the financial services industry; Bank Auditor; Bank Controller; Real Estate Financing and Management; Financial Advisor.
Community Service: Peninsula Athletic Association Board Member and Recreation Supervisor; Harbor Soccer Club Coach; Gig Harbor Dragon Boat Team Founding Member; Gig Harbor Canoe / Kayak Racing Team Capital Campaign Committee; Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance Board; St. Anthony’s Patient Family Advisory Council; Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory Commission
Personal Information: 35-year resident of Gig Harbor. With my wife, Diane, we raised three children through local schools and recreation programs. We engage in outdoor activities around the Peninsula and enjoy the many natural and cultural amenities offered in our community.
Education: Gig Harbor High School, Washington State University, Associate of Technical Arts, Bates Technical College
Professional Experience: Assistant Fire Chief – Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One
Personal Information: I grew up on Wollochet Bay, where I still live. Attended our Peninsula Schools from elementary through graduation from GHHS. I am married and have one adult son. I have enjoyed the opportunity to grow up, live and work in the Gig Harbor community. I enjoy many sports and activities, so you may see me out enjoying one of our parks near you.
Education: Master of Education, Pacific Lutheran University
Occupation: Teaching – 8 years including public and private and with the Washington State Legislature’s Page School Program; Government Relations Coordinator with the U.S Olympic Committee; Staffer with U.S Congressman.
Personal Information: When my family moved back to Gig Harbor nearly eight years ago, I was overjoyed to find we lived near vast hiking trails that lead to a beautiful PenMet Park. It only took one rejuvenating hike before I knew I was in my element, my home, my community. Raising our kids here not only meant that they would be immersed and connected to nature but as a family, we would be the 5th generation rooted in the Gig Harbor community.