Your Community Activities Commission
CAC Commissioners

The Newcastle Community Activities Commission is comprised of seven community members who volunteer their time and expertise to serve as a review and advisory body to the City Council on City-owned park planning, design, and construction, park and facility development, renovation, trails and paths, recreation programs and special community events. Commissioners also directly volunteer their time to accomplish city objectives and to make events happen. The commission performs duties assigned annually by the Council.

The commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at City Hall starting at 7 p.m. Questions concerning the commission or its activities can be directed to Alexa Lowry at [email protected]. Community Activities Commissioners can be contacted by sending an email to the staff liaison or sending an email to commissioners directly by clicking their names below.

City of Newcastle Community Activities Commission Vacancy
Application Deadline Friday March 17, 2023

The Newcastle City Council is seeking applications for membership on the Community Activities Commission. The Commission is made up of city residents who volunteer their time and expertise to facilitate community events and programs and provide advice to the council on parks, recreational facilities, and community service programs. Commissioners work with city staff on projects approved by the City Council as part of an annual work program.

The Commission is an advisory board of the City Council comprised of seven members serving four-year terms. The current opening is for the remainder of an unexpired term ending July 31, 2025. Members are appointed by the Mayor following a selection process and confirmation by the City Council. The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200, Newcastle, WA 98056.

Applicants must be 18 years of age and must reside within the city.

Application and Deadline
Interested persons should submit an application, letter of interest, and resume to the City Clerk’s office by 5 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2023. An application is available here or may be obtained by calling 425-386-4102 or emailing [email protected]. Application materials may be submitted by email or mailed to Newcastle City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200, Newcastle WA 98056. Mailed applications must be received by March 17, 2023, to be considered for this appointment. Any questions concerning eligibility, application process, or the role of commissioners may be directed to the City Clerk at the email or phone number above.





Patti Magers

Commissioner - Position 3 (Chair)


Nathan Stix

Commissioner - Position 4 (Vice Chair)


Kim Van Atta

Commissioner - Position 5


Debbie Polsin

Commissioner - Position 6


Shali de Souza

Commissioner - Position 7


Amy George

Commissioner - Position 8


Ed Flash

Commissioner - Position 9


You can make a difference by volunteering to serve on the Community Activities Commission. When a position becomes vacant, the city conducts a competitive selection process. Residents of Newcastle, or its potential annexation areas as found in the Comprehensive Plan, submit letters of interest, resumes, and applications to the City Clerk. A selection committee made up of the Mayor, the Commission Chair, and an additional representative chosen by the Mayor review applications and select candidates for interviews. Following interviews, the Mayor makes a decision about who to appoint. Members of the Council then review the Mayor's recommendation.

For more information, contact the City Clerk's office at 425-386-4102.

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