Park Board

The Kirkland Park Board is established by the City Council to act in an advisory capacity on issues pertaining to Parks and Community Services. Members of the Park Board serve a 4-year term, with the Youth Representative serving a 2-year term.


Park Board Meeting Information

7:00 PM - Regular Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Location: Virtual Meeting

Community members may join the virtual meeting through the Zoom link below or via telephone by calling US: 888-475-4499 (Toll-free) or 877-853-5257 (Toll-free)

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Agenda 

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*Agenda will be finalized approximately one week prior to the meeting date. Please check back for updates.


Park Board Members

Susan Baird-Joshi - Chair

Susan Baird-Joshi - 2020 Chair Susan-Baird-Joshi.jpg

Having moved to Washington State from Kansas in 1990, Susan and her husband, Sanjaya Joshi, purchased their north Juanita home in 1993. Two of their three sons graduated from Juanita High School, and their youngest is a junior at JHS. Twice she won the Washington State PTA Outstanding Advocate award. She completed Wood Badge through Boy Scouts of America, Chief Seattle Council. She has been a leader for many children and adult ministries at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Kirkland, most recently with Lutheran Peace Fellowship. Her concerns about Kirkland's quality of life and accessibility for all residents; a desire to improve the parks' facilities and environment; and a goal to participate in public service are what motivated her to apply for the Kirkland Park Board.

She holds a Certificate with Distinction in Data Science from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters of Liberianship, focusing on business and library information systems. She has spent her professional career in database, web and software development, with an emphasis on project management and data science. Her vertical markets include life sciences and health care, education, climate change and public policy. She holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia, and a Bachelor of Arts in History/Journalism and Mass Communications/Pre-law from Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Park Board term expires March 31, 2021

Amanda Judd - Vice Chair

Amanda Judd - 2020 Vice Chair   Judd-Amanda.jpg

Amanda and her husband moved to Kirkland in 2010, residing in the Moss Bay neighborhood and then, most recently, Finn Hill.  Professionally, Amanda has spent 17 years in the behavioral health and human services field working to connect marginalized youth and adults to resources and recovery services. Recognizing the privilege she has in calling such a beautiful and thriving city home, Amanda has actively volunteered and engaged in community-building efforts.  She has served on her neighborhood association board, volunteered as a coordinator for Crossing Kirkland, participated in the Neighborhood Safety Program, and participated in Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods (KAN).  Amanda is thrilled to serve on the Park Board.  She recognizes that Kirkland’s parks and community services are a treasure and represent the best of our community.  As we anticipate continued growth in our population density, ensuring effective green spaces and recreational activities is going to be key in maintaining Kirkland’s sense of community. 

Park Board term expires March 31, 2023

Uzma Butte

Uzma Butte 

Uzma-Butte.jpegUzma Butte first moved to Kirkland in 1992, and has lived on the Eastside since 1989. She is an educator and enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures and their histories. She has two children, who are now adults. Uzma and her son are both Huskies. She and her husband, are avid boaters, and are thankful for the public marina we have in Kirkland.

Her favorite park is the Marina Park, but when her kids were younger, they used to go to Houghton Beach Park, so they could go on the play structure, and then swim as well! Uzma and her family have many wonderful memories of hanging there. 

Park Board term expires March 31, 2022

Richard Chung

Richard Chung 

Richard-Chung.jpgBorn and raised in Toronto, Canada, Richard moved to Kirkland in 2004. He has lived in both the Moss Bay and Finn Hill neighborhoods, and currently resides in downtown Kirkland. Along with his wife and mini schnauzer, they've explored almost all of Kirkland's parks, and enjoy taking classes offered by the Parks & Community Services department. Richard also manages a team of folks (with very little hand-eye coordination) in the adult beginner volleyball league. His favorite park is OO Denny Park. As a member of the Park Board, Richard hopes to help maintain, improve, and make Kirkland's Parks & Rec "great again". 

Park Board term expires March 31, 2024

Tammy Cohen

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Park Board term expires March 31, 2022

Mike Holland

Mike Holland 

Mike-Holland.jpgMike is excited to begin his role on the Parks Board starting in April 2019.  He retired in 2017 from an information technology leadership role within our local King County government and hopes to use some of those skills as a member of the Parks Board.  Mike and his family have resided in our great city for about 39 years.  Both his son and daughter graduated from the UW and still live in the Seattle area.  In his spare time, Mike is an outdoor enthusiast who is an avid hiker and road biker.  Crestwoods Park is his favorite park and he takes his three-year-old granddaughter there three times a week (weather dependent).  The park has a wonderful playground, lots of open green space for kids to play, plus acres of wooded trails to enjoy!

Park Board term expires March 31, 2021

Roshan Parikh

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Park Board term expires March 31, 2024