About the Board

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Board, or PRCS Board, advises the City Council and City staff on a variety of parks and recreation issues including plans and policies, park operation and design, recreation program activities, public art, property acquisition and development of rules and regulations.

The Tree Board was established by the City Council in 2012 as part of the requirement to become a Tree City USA. The members of the PRCS Board also serve as the Tree Board. This Board serves as an advisory board to the City Council on issues related to public tree maintenance and urban forestry.

Learn more about tree regulations in Shoreline.

The PRCS/Tree Board meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. January through October and the first Thursday of December. The Board may call additional meetings if necessary. The public is always welcome.

Reference Information

2017-2023 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan

2014 Urban Forest Strategic Plan

2018 Tree Canopy Assessment

2011 Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

Comprehensive Plan, Natural Environment Element

Ordinance 617  (Establishment of the Tree Board)

Ordinance 627 (Tree Management in the Public Right-of-Way)

Meet the Board

Christine

Christine Southwick (Chair) maintains her registered Wildlife Habitat Yard in the Briarcrest neighborhood. Currently she is Shoreline's team leader with the National Wildlife Federation and is a NWF trained Habitat Steward. She writes the column, "For the Birds" for the Shoreline Area News, and is on the board of the Puget Sound Bird Observatory.

 John  John Hoey  (Vice-Chair)chose to live in Shoreline because of the city's commitment to a high quality of life for its citizens, including investments in parks, recreational opportunities, arts and cultural programs, and attractive people-oriented neighborhoods. He and his wife Lisa live in the Richmond Beach neighborhood.

Bruce Amundson Web

Bruce Amundson is a retired family physician and long-time supporter of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation. Bruce has a deep interest in the arts that is reflected in his support of various community arts and cultural organizations. He has been a proponent of a strong and expanded Shoreline arts program and is an advocate for the arts on the PRCS/Tree Board.

Jeff Potter Web

Jeff Potter is a planning analyst at the University of Washington, Bothell and an avid outdoor adventurer and volunteer instructor through the Mountaineers.  Jeff is committed to making sure Shoreline' parks, trails, public art, and recreational services continue to serve the community as it grows and evolves, becoming community gathering places and providing community building experiences for all Shoreline residents. 

Bill Franklin

Bill Franklin is a licensed Architect and Contractor and is self-employed with two Shoreline businesses. He is a frequent visitor to Shoreline parks and open spaces on foot and by bike. Bill supports sustainability and lends a voice in support of pedestrian and cycling advocacy. He enjoys combining his skills and education as an architect with his love of Shoreline's parks, trees and open spaces to enhance Shoreline's "urban fabric" and recreational opportunities.

Sara Raab McInerny Web

Sara Raab McInerny is a licensed landscape architect with a passion for connecting people to the natural world. Her professional experience includes a range of public and private projects with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. She also has experience in the non-profit sector. Sara and her family enjoy the playgrounds, sports fields, trails and beaches in our community.  She values the opportunity to join the conversation around the natural resources, programming and facilities that serve Shoreline.

Elizabeth White

Elizabeth White is a Ridgecrest neighborhood resident and graduate of Shoreline's 2017 CityWise program. She is a regular volunteer with the Washington Native Plant Society in Hamlin Park and is currently employed as Operations Manager for EarthCorps.

Erik Ertsgaard

Erik Ertsgaard is a youth Board member and part of the 2020 graduating class of Shorewood High School. He enjoys golf, tennis, band, biology and math. Erik looks forward to adding his voice to conversations about Shoreline's parks and ecosystems.

Ivan Brown Ivan Brown is a student at Shorewood High School, a US figure skating gold medalist, athlete and musician. He is actively engaged in the Russian community and culture and enjoys helping his family on their urban farm.

For membership information call (206) 801-2602.

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