Parks and Recreation Advisory Board


This board is comprised of nine members residing in Jefferson County; three members representing equally each of the County Commissioner’s districts. Appointments are made by the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners for two-year terms. Chairman and vice-chairman of the Advisory Board are elected annually among the members.

Mission Statement

“The mission of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation is to improve the health, welfare, and safety of the citizenry; protect the environment, and promote economic development through state of the art recreational and educational programs and facilities supported by public tax revenue, fees, grants and private donations."

Vision Statement

The vision of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation is not to serve every purpose, but to lead towards cooperation and comprehensive community solutions.”

Advisory Board Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist in development of programs and policies
  • Review and comment upon proposed rules, policies, or ordinances prior to their adoption
  • Oversee development, revisions, and amendments to the Jefferson County Parks, Open Space and Recreation Plan

Advisory Board Meetings

Regular meetings are held on the first Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December, from 3 PM to 4:30 PM in the main conference room at the Jefferson County Public Works office in Port Townsend when in-person meetings are allowed and via Zoom. See the current agenda for information on how to attend.

If you would like to submit public comment to be presented to the JCPRAB board at the next meeting, you may send an email to

Advisory Board Meeting minutes and agendas are available online:

Current Minutes and Agendas                                                                                           (*Note: If you get an error that says "Cookies are not enabled for this website. Cookies must be enabled in order to sign in to Weblink 9." Please select the option "Back to Welcome Page", close out and try the link again.)

2020 and earlier Minutes and Agendas

Click here for the JCPRAB Handbook.

Advisory Board Vacancy

A chance to get involved and make a difference - 

The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is seeking a volunteer advisory board member from county commissioner district 2. This is a team oriented, cooperative, dynamic, and dedicated advisory board with a number of interesting park and policy projects that could impact facilities such as the Port Townsend Rec. Center, Memorial Field, HJ Carroll Park, Gibbs Lake Park, Lake Leland Campground, Oak Bay Campground, Quilcene Campground, North Beach Park, Indian Island Park, and recreation programs such as Rec. Soccer and Basketball.

The board meets six times/year for 1.5 hours on the first Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Board members participate in meetings that focus on community input, problem solving, and planning. Members also have the option of volunteering in our parks, attending events, engaging with our recreation programs, and doing special project work.

Interested applicants should complete the advisory board application and submit it to Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 1820 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, WA  98368 or Please call Matt Tyler, 360-385-9129 if you have any questions.

Jefferson County Parks & Recreation

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