City seeks volunteers to serve on Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

August 11, 2023

The City of Vancouver is seeking local parks and recreation enthusiasts to fill three vacancies on its Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission (PRAC). Applications must be submitted by Monday, Sept. 25.

PRAC is a 10-member volunteer community group made up of city residents, two school district representatives and a liaison from the Parks Foundation of Clark County. The commission advises Vancouver City Council and city staff on needs, plans and programs necessary to provide an adequate system of parks, open space, playgrounds, facilities and recreation services to the residents of Vancouver.

Commissioners serve three-year terms. Commissioners meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St., as well as occasional special meetings. All meetings are currently being held as hybrid with options for in-person and virtual participation.  

To serve on PRAC, applicants must live within the Vancouver City limits and be available for a virtual or phone interview with the Vancouver Mayor on a date to be determined. These positions are mid-term seats that will expire in July 2026, with the option to seek reappointment.

Applications may be submitted online at For a printed application or for further information, contact the Boards and Commission Coordinator in the City Manager’s Office at P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995,, or 360-487-8600.

Visit Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission to learn more about PRAC, including links to past meeting minutes and agendas.


Tim Becker, Strategic Communications Manager