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The Associated Recreation Council is expanding our Board of Directors

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Associated Recreation Council

  • 2 people are interested
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Associated Recreation Council (ARC) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner of Seattle Parks and Recreation. Our mission is to inspire engagement and participation in equitable, dynamic, culturally relevant, and responsive recreation and lifelong learning programs. It's our vision to bring together all people to build a healthy community.

ARC has an annual budget in 2019 of just under $20M. We currently have twenty-one board members on our Board, and would like to interview candidates to replace retiring members. We recently updated our Board Roles and Responsibilities, and are now ready to accept applications for Board service, as well as applications for Board committee service.

To learn more about the Associated Recreation Council, visit our website: https://arcseattle.org/. A list of our current Board members can be found here: https://arcseattle.org/Board-of-Directors

Some additional details about the Board of Director's opportunity:


The Board of Directors is a group of dedicated volunteers committed to advancing the mission and programs of ARC. The Board establishes overall policy and long-term strategy for ARC, oversees organizational management, and monitors ARC’s fiscal stability. While day-to-day operations are led by ARC’s Executive Director, appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about ARC’s mission and commitment. Ideal candidates are driven to serve on a board that promotes the following values:

  • Community Engagement and Participation
  • Equitable Access
  • Mutual Respect
  • Community
  • Accountability
  • Commitment to Race and Social Justice

Thank you for considering this opportunity. If you have questions or would like additional information please contact Sonia Doughty at sonia.doughty@seattle.gov or 206.465.2580.

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About Associated Recreation Council


8061 Densmore Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, US

Mission Statement

Since 1975, the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) has provided recreation, lifelong learning programs and community-driven leadership in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation. With a goal of providing equal and equitable access to citywide programs for Seattle residents of all ages, ARC works through 37 volunteer Advisory Councils to fulfill its mission of "building community through citizen engagement and participation in recreation and lifelong learning programs."


The Associated Recreation Council (ARC), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, incorporated in 1975 as an independent nonprofit organization, supports lifelong learning through it's ARC Board of Directors and a system of 37 advisory councils. Citizen volunteers on the board and advisory councils help to enhance the mission and vision of Parks by providing a connection to the community and advocating for the success of citywide recreation services.

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We'll work with your schedule.


8061 Densmore Avenue NSeattle, WA 98103




  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Board meetings are once per month for 2 hours. Committee member activities can vary between 1 and 4 hours per month.

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