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Snowmobile Riders Wanted For Panel

Published online: Jul 15, 2012 News

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is looking for winter-sports enthusiasts to serve on the Washington State Snowmobile Advisory Committee. The committee has two positions that will soon become vacant. One position is for a snowmobiler who lives in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Clallam, Jefferson or Island counties. Another position is for an at-large candidate to represent nonmotorized winter sports enthusiasts.

Nominations must be received by July 31. New appointments begin Oct. 1.

The committee is made up of six snowmobilers and three representatives from nonmotorized winter sports. The committee also has one representative each from the state Department of Natural Resources, state Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Association of Counties. Also included is an ex-officio member from the Washington Department of Licensing.

The committee meets at least two weekends each year, once during the winter and once during the summer. The committee reviews vital issues and advises the commission and its staff on program policy and funding priorities for snow removal, trail grooming, sanitation, education and enforcement. Members are appointed by the commission and may serve up to two, three-year terms. Travel, lodging and meal costs for the meetings are reimbursed.

To send nominations or request an application, contact the Winter Recreation Program at winter@parks.wa.gov or P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504. For more information on nominations, call (360) 902-8684.