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PARK BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

The Board of Commissioners consists of five elected members who serve six-year terms of office, without pay. The Commission is entrusted with the responsibility for developing a public park and recreation system to serve the residents of the Island.

Park Board Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Resolutions

BOARD MEMBERS

Dawn Janow

Dawn Janow

Position One — 2020-2025

djanow@biparks.org
206.715.2689

Ken DeWitt

Ken DeWitt

Position Two — 2016-2021

Tom Swolgaard

Tom Swolgaard

Position Three — 2020-2025

Jay Kinney

Jay Kinney

Position Four — 2016-2021

Vacant

Vacant

Position Five — 2018-2023

The Commissioner holding Position Five on the Board of Commissioners has resigned. The Commissioner who resigned was appointed by the Board in 2020 to fill a vacancy created by a previous resignation. The current term for Position Five runs from 2018 to 2023. However, appointments made by the Board are effective only until the next election, at which any Commissioner position is on the ballot, at which time the voters elect a qualified candidate to serve out the term of the position that was vacated. Because Commissioner positions are on the ballot in the general election this year, Position Five will be on the ballot as well. The person elected will serve out the remainder of the term until 2023, at which time Position Five will be on the ballot for a full six-year term. In the meantime, the Board must appoint someone to fill the vacancy until the general election later this year. Information on the appointment process will be posted on the homepage once it is available.