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.

Meet the Board

Betsy robertson Betsy Robertson (Chair) is a 12 year Shoreline resident and active park user. Betsy and family particularly enjoy Hamlin Park and the playground at Paramount School Park. "I like what I see happening in the City and I am honored to add my voice to the conversation."

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.
 Katie Schielke
Katie Schielke
 has been a Shoreline resident since 2005, and she is the founder and Chair of the Parkwood Neighborhood Association. Katie is interested in building community and creating a sense of place in Shoreline neighborhoods and sees parks and recreational opportunities as instrumental components of placemaking. She is especially interested in broad-based parks and recreational strategic planning as the City moves into the future.  

Christina Arcidy

Christina Arcidy 
moved to Shoreline in 2012 because of its reputation for being a great place to live, work and play. She comes to us from the Associated Recreation Council, a non-profit organization that partners with Seattle Parks and Recreation to offer recreation programs, classes, and activities. She is excited to engage her neighbors' participation in sustaining and growing our city.

Cindy Dittbrenner

Cindy Dittbrenner
 moved to Shoreline in 2007 and has enjoyed exploring the many forested parks with her dog Cedar. She is the Natural Resources Program Manager at the Snohomish Conservation District where she manages restoration projects along streams and rivers in rural Snohomish County. She is excited to be able to contribute to health and happiness of her own community here in Shoreline through service on the board.

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 on bike. Bill enjoys a focus on sustainability, as well as lending a voice in support of pedestrian and cycling advocacy. Bill is looking forward to 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.

Christine

Christine Southwick
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.

Natalia Ablao Sandico 

Natalia Ablao Sandico
is a youth Board member and part of the 2019 graduating class of Shorecrest High School. She is active in the community through sports and youth group activities and enjoys ceramics, digital photography, speech and drama. She is interested in bringing a more diverse perspective to the Board discussions.


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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.

For membership information call (206) 801-2602.

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