Arts, Recreation and Parks Commission

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The Arts, Recreation and Parks Commission is a nine-member citizen volunteer commission that serves in an advisory capacity to the Wenatchee City Council. The primary functions of the Commission are to:

  • Review and make recommendations concerning recreation program offerings of the City. 
  • Oversee the City’s art collection and comprehensive arts program.
  • Provide recommendations regarding the acquisition, development and maintenance of park areas.
  • Serve as the City Forestry Board and oversee the Urban Forestry Program.
  • Review and make recommendations regarding the implementation of the City Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan.
  • Provide advice and make recommendations concerning the Wenatchee Community Center.
  • Review art, recreation and park related proposals.
  • Complete regular reviews of fees and charges for services.


Arts, Recreation and Parks Commission regular meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month at the Public Services Center Lower Level (1350 McKittrick Street). Meetings begin at 4:00 PM and generally last one hour.  Meetings and agenda packets are contained on the City Calendar page.   


Members of the commission are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. They are selected from as evenly dispersed geographic areas in the City as possible and have interests in parks, recreation, visual, literary and performing arts. They do not receive compensation for their services and may serve two,  three-year terms with the exception of Position 9 which is a 9 month term for a student member.  Current Commissioners are:   





 Position 1

 Sara Urdahl

December 31, 2019 


 Position 2

 Lisa Adan   

December 31, 2019


 Position 3

 Raylene Dowell

December 31, 2020


 Position 4

 Blake Morrell

December 31, 2020 


 Position 5

 Brooke Page

December 31, 2020 


 Position 6


December 31, 2021 


 Position 7

 Marlin Peterson

December 31, 2018 


 Position 8

 Dan Langager

December 31, 2018 


 Position 9

 Sophia Dillon

June 30, 2019 



For consideration of appointment to the Commission, individuals must complete an application form and submit it to the City Clerk. Persons interested in serving on the Commission are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting and find out more about the Commission prior to completing an application.



Click here to download a copy of the Arts, Recreation and Parks Commissioner Handbook.  The handbook is designed to provide basic information about serving on the Commission.


Please contact Dave Erickson, staff liaison to the Commission at: or (509) 888-3280.