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Open Space Conservancy Trust

The Trust was established by ordinance on February 10, 1992 (amended May 6, 1996). It was created for the express purpose of receiving and holding such real property, as transferred for open space purposes; for protecting, maintaining and preserving the Open Space Properties; and insuring that the development and use of the Open Space Properties are both consistent and compatible with the intent and purpose of the Trust and the guidelines and polices enacted.

The seven members meet as needed (usually every other month starting in January). Click here to download the Trust's bylaws.  The Trust is staffed by the Parks and Recreation Department.

The Open Space Conservancy Trust plays an instrumental role in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department to create, coordinate and implement letterboxing. Click here to learn more about letterboxing.

Additional Information


Staff Contact: Alaine Sommargren, Natural Resources Manager at 206-275-7879 or alaine.sommargren@mercergov.org


Established
Meetings
Length of Term
1992
3rd Thursday of Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, & Nov at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall
Four years running, June 1 - May 31

Members
Name
Email Address
Title
Term Begin
Term End
Marie Bender   Trustee   11/07/2016   05/31/2021  
Robin Christy   Vice-Chair   06/02/2014   05/31/2018  
Thomas Hildebrandt   Secretary   06/06/2016   05/31/2020  
Craig Olson   Trustee   06/06/2016   05/31/2020  
Geraldine Poor   Trustee   01/17/2012   05/31/2021  
Rory Westberg   Chair   03/16/2015   05/31/2018  
David Wisenteiner   Trustee(Council)   02/23/2017   12/31/2017  

Calendar Events

Open Space Conservancy Trust Board Meeting
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Open Space Conservancy Trust Board regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of alternating months (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, & Nov) at 6:00 pm at the City Hall Council Chambers (9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA) unless otherwise posted.

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