Parks & Waterways Advisory Board

Meetings

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Thursday, every other month, beginning February 10, 2022
  • Kootenai County Search and Rescue Building
    10865 N Ramsey Road
    Hayden, ID 83835
  • Members of the public are welcome - and encouraged - to attend. 
  • A list of meeting dates for the current year can be found here.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

Members serve three year terms in accordance with County Resolution 2015-80.

  • Doug Harris, Chairman
    Most Recent Appt: January 1, 2022
    Expiration: December 31, 2024
    Board Member Since: 2019
    jamesharris194@gmail.com
  • Tom Torgerson
    Most Recent Appt: January 1, 2020
    Expiration: December 31, 2022
    Board Member Since: 2019
    torgerson.tom@gmail.com
  • Gary Schmidt
    Most Recent Appt: January 1, 2021
    Expiration: December 31, 2023
    Board Member Since: 2020
    640sold@gmail.com
  • Michael Pelissero, Vice Chairman
    Most Recent Appt: April 1, 2020
    Expiration: December 31, 2022
    Board Member Since: 2017
    ljjcsdad@att.net
  • Don Warner
    Most Recent Appt: January 1, 2021
    Expiration: December 31, 2023
    Board Member Since: 2021
    donwarner5@comcast.net
  • Troy Dixon
    Most Recent Appt: February 8, 2022
    Expiration: December 31, 2024
    Board Member Since: 2022troyadixon1@yahoo.com
  • Casey Price
    Most Recent Appt: February 8, 2022
    Expiration: December 31, 2024
    Board Member Since: 2022cprice@windermere.com

General Overview

Appointment of a Waterways Committee or Advisory Board is provided for in Idaho Code. Section 67-7012 states: Advisory Committee - The County Commissioners of any county may appoint a waterways committee to serve without salary or wage in an advisory capacity relating to maintenance and improvement of waterways and expenditure of moneys deposited in the county vessel account. Members of this committee shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners.

Purpose

The Board of County Commissioners has the final authority to expend and commit funds, however, they will ask for comments and recommendations of decisions related to the generation, expenditure, or commitment of waterways funds from the Parks and Waterways Advisory Board. The goal of the Commissioners will be to seek such advice before the Board makes decisions on fund generation or expenditure.

Guidelines

Guidelines for the seven member Parks and Waterways Advisory Board are as follows:

  • To recommend long range general direction and goals related to the County's parks, trails, waterways, and waterways facilities.
  • To act as a liaison with the public on matters concerning the County's parks, trails, waterways, and waterways facilities.
  • To recommend funding priorities for parks, trails, and waterways projects and programs.
  • To investigate specific problem areas and potential fund requirements as may be assigned for investigation by the Commissioners.