Two appointed to state Rec. and Conservation Funding Board

Governor Chris Gregoire has appointed Peter Mayer, Vancouver, formerly with the City of Mercer Island,  to serve on the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. She also reappointed Bill Chapman of Mercer Island as the board’s chair.

Mayer is the director of the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department. He was previously the assistant city manager and director of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Mercer Island.

Chapman is a partner with the Seattle law firm of K&L Gates, where he handles land use and environmental compliance issues. Chapman is a founder and the current president of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. He is also a founding board member of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for grants to local communities to acquire land for outdoor recreation and wildlife habitat protection.

The board awards grants for a range of outdoor recreational opportunities.

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