Love parks? Live in West Lane County? Consider applying for the Lane County Parks Advisory Committee

Love parks? Live in West Lane County? Consider applying for the Lane County Parks Advisory Committee
Posted on 12/07/2020

The Lane County Parks Advisory Committee is seeking applicants to fill the West Lane County seat starting in the new year.

 

The Parks Advisory Committee helps guide the priorities for Lane County’s parks, prioritize projects, guide the implementation of the Parks Master Plan, and more.

 

“Being a member of the Lane County Parks Advisory Committee is a great opportunity to participate in the decision making process in what happens to our most precious Oregon asset:  the Great Outdoors,” said Wayne Lemler, outgoing committee member. “Working with County Parks staff, as well as the other members, is extremely rewarding and fulfilling. Being able to have direct input with the Lane County Commissioners in what priorities are established and pursued with the wonderful parks that Lane County manages is the chance to have influence into the near and far future.  Serving on the Lane County Parks Advisory Committee is an opportunity that I will cherish for a very long time.”

 

Applicants must live within the West Lane County commissioner district represented by Commissioner Jay Bozievich and be at least 18 years of age. The Parks Advisory Committee is a volunteer position and is not compensated.

 

”We rely on our Parks Advisory Committee members to help us make decisions that improve the condition of our parks and improve the experience that people have when they visit our parks,” said Lane County Parks Manager Brett Henry. “Having this strong community-based voice as part of our decision-making process is incredibly important.”

 

The application is available at www.lanecountyor.gov/committeevacancy.

 

The Parks Advisory Committee meets in the evening of the second Monday of each month except for July and August. The meetings are currently virtual in response to COVID-19.

 

More information about Lane County Parks and the Parks Advisory Committee is available at www.lanecountyor.gov/parks.

 

About Lane County Parks:

Lane County operates or maintains more than 70 parks and open spaces, including five with developed overnight campgrounds, three marinas, and a large number of boat ramps. Howard Buford Recreation Area (Mt. Pisgah) is Lane County’s largest park at 2,216 acres and includes 17 miles of trails for hikers and equestrians.