Public Policy Committee

Purpose:

Develop, administer and implement an effective plan for monitoring Federal and State legislation and administrative policies as they relate to public issues of concern and impact on park and recreation professionals. 

Annual Duties:

  1. Develop and promote a Legislative Agenda as approved by the Board of Directors.
  2. Monitor and analyze State and Federal legislative issues affecting park and recreation.
  3. Represent the WPRA’s legislative and regulatory positions at public hearings and inform the membership of these public hearing appearances as appropriate.
  4. Keep the Association membership informed of legislation being acted upon which affects the profession through all communication channels of the Association.
  5. Initiate legislative Calls to Action among membership-at-large when appropriate. 
  6. Review accomplishments of local, state and national legislators annually and make recommendations for the WPRA Elected Official Award when appropriate. 
  7. Stay abreast of NRPA legislative activities and utilize the national recourses available when appropriate.

2020 Committee Members: 

  • Board Liaison and Co-Chair: Jacob Anderson - President
  • Chair: Dawn Comte - President Elect
  • Region I Representative: Jamie Polley
  • Region II Representative: Marty Kosobucki
  • Region III Representative: Matt Amundson
  • Region IV Representative: Anthony Iracki 
  • Commercial Member: OPEN