Courtesy photo                                The five member Board of Commissioners for the Si View Metropolitan Park District. From left, Mark Joselyn, Susan Kelly, Catherine Fredenburg, Katie Klahn and President Bud Raisio.

Courtesy photo The five member Board of Commissioners for the Si View Metropolitan Park District. From left, Mark Joselyn, Susan Kelly, Catherine Fredenburg, Katie Klahn and President Bud Raisio.

Si View Metropolitan Parks District swears in new commissioners.

Klahn joins the board, community meeting next week.

The board commissioners of the Si View Metropolitan Park District are all sworn in, and the district will have a community meeting to collect public input next week.

On Jan. 29, Si View Metro Parks (SVMP) is inviting residents of the northern part of the district to weigh in on parks services in that area. The meeting is meant to be a listening session for people to share ideas and will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Si View Community Center (400 SE Orchard Dr. in North Bend).

Travis Stombaugh, SVMP executive director, said the board has identified that part of the community to be underserved and is exploring park and trail opportunities there. The board wants to hear from community members regarding what is important to them and what they value in parks as far as amenities and services.

“We want to reach out to them to find out — how do they want us to serve them?,” Stombaugh said.

After the Nov. 5 general election, two returners and one newcomer secured their spots on the SVMP Commission.

Mark Joselyn ran unopposed and was sworn into Position 3 for a new six-year term. Stombaugh said Joselyn is a “steady rock” and has been there since the beginning of the district.

Katie Klahn, newcomer, is starting a new six-year term in Position 2.

“We’re excited to have her represent the district,” Stombaugh said.

Catherine Fredenburg had been previously appointed, then ran for the position. She holds Position 1 and was sworn in to fulfill an unexpired four-year term.

All were sworn in on Jan. 2 at the board’s first meeting of the year.

Stombaugh said he is optimistic about the park district going into the New Year.

“We are really excited,” he said.

More information about the Si View Metro Parks Commission can be found online at www.siviewpark.org.


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