Parks & Recreation Commission


  • 5:30 pm
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • Council Conference Room
         501 N. Anderson St.
         Ellensburg, WA 98926

NOTE: the November 2019 meeting of the Parks & Recreation Commission is being held on November 6th (the first Wednesday of the month) rather than November 13th.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 

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Minutes are also available following approval. 



There are seven Parks and Recreation Commission members, a majority of which must be City residents. Commission members serve three-year terms. The current Commission members are:

  • Shari Smith, term expires May 31, 2021 
  • Laci Harrison, term expires May 31, 2021 
  •  Joelle Dickerson, term expires May 31, 2022
  • Jack Frost, term expires May 31, 2021 
  • Dan Witkowski, term expires May 31, 2022
  • VACANT, term expires May 31, 2023
  • Phyllis (PJ) MacPhaiden, term expires May 31, 2020


The Parks and Recreation Commission operates under the authority of Chapter 1.16 of the City Code and is responsible for:

  • Making recommendations to the City Council pertaining to recreation programs and parks development and operation
  • Encouraging and promoting all forms of recreation programs and activities that employ residents’ leisure time in a constructive and wholesome manner
  • Periodically reviewing and making recommendations for revisions to the Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan