Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District Steering Committee


The City of Port Townsend and Jefferson County, Washington have jointly commissioned a new committee to research a proposal to form a Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District (MPD).  The formation of the MPD requires an election of the people. Complete information about MPDs is available on the website of the Municipal Research Services Center.

This webpage will be updated with meeting times and locations, as well as documents and other information. All meetings are open to the public. Please check this page frequently, or contact Matthew L. Tyler for more information at 360-385-9129 or by emailing

During between June 15 and September 1, 2013 the MPD Steering Committee will be holding informal one on one and small group meetings throughout the community. The purpose of the meetings is to gather input and answer questions. In September the steering committee will use this information to formulate alternatives including MPD boundaries, finances, programs, and facilities. 

If you or your community group has an interest in meeting with a committee member one on or in a small group, please send an email to Matt Tyler, Parks and Recreation Manager at or call 360-385-9129 to make arrangements.

The next meeting of the MPD Steering Committee will in the first week of September. The exact date is not set yet. For more information please see the MPD documents or contact Matt Tyler at


MPD Steering Committee Documents  Including Agendas, Public Notices, Schedules, etc.

Exploratory Regional Parks and Recreation Committee info

Committee Members

Cammy Brown *
Herb Cook
Mike Evans
Doug Huber
Kathleen Kler *
Susie Learned
Garth McHattie
Jeff Randall
Rosemary Sikes
Rich Stapf
Mike Zimmerman
* Co-Chairs



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