Lacey Seeks Ad Hoc Parks Improvement Funding Workgroup Members

The City of Lacey (City) is looking for community members with a wide range of voices and perspectives to serve on an ad hoc Parks Improvement Funding Workgroup (Workgroup). Experience in parks, cultural programs, indoor or outdoor recreation, finance, or funding strategy is preferred, but not required. The application period is open now through Sunday, July 7.

The Workgroup’s primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Review parks expansion and replacement projects identified in the 2023-2029 Parks Capital Improvement Program (PCIP).
  • Analyze available funding options.
  • Recommend a funding package including sources and amounts, and a prioritized list of parks capital projects to the City Council.

The Workgroup will consist of:

  • At least seven, general voting members who reside within Lacey or the Lacey Urban Growth Area (UGA). (Visit to check your address.)
  • A maximum of thirteen members, including voting, non-voting, and ex-officio.

In addition, the Workgroup may include:

  • A youth member who is at least sixteen years old, a North Thurston Public Schools, private school, or home school student, and lives in Lacey or the Lacey UGA.
  • Non-voting members who live outside Lacey and the Lacey UGA, and ex-officio, non-voting members from other City advisory boards.

Once appointed, members will be eligible to opt-in for a stipend of $50 per regular meeting, up to a maximum of $500 in a year.

To learn more and apply for the Workgroup, visit If you have questions, contact Jenny Wilson, Senior Parks Planner at (360) 412-3184 or