Governance
Leadership
The District is governed by a five-member board of commissioners elected by all qualified voters residing within the District boundaries. Each term of office is six years and the terms are staggered with one or two positions up for election every two years. The commissioners, as representatives of the community, set policy, determine the direction of The District and ensure that public funds are spent in a responsible manner.

Governance
Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District is a municipal corporation with all the authorized powers provided in chapter 35.61 RCW. The District’s primary role is to provide for a safe and pleasant indoor aquatic facility, the Mt. Rainier Pool, located at 22722 19th Ave, Des Moines WA 98198. The District has been granted the authority to levy an annual tax on all taxable property within the District’s geographical boundaries which coincide with the city limits of the City of Des Moines. The District’s current 2020 tax rate is a approximately $.2217 per $1,000 assessed valuation. The District also has the authority to contract indebtedness, issue general obligation bonds or revenue bonds and to exercise the right of eminent domain. The District ensures public funds are spent in a responsible manner for the safe and legal operation of the Mt. Rainier Pool facility.

Board of Commissioners

Position 1

Joe Dusenbury

Commissioner


Term Expires
: 12-31-2021
Committees: Capital & Contracts and Finance
Phone: 206-429-3852
Email: Click here to email.

Image of Tricia CroomPosition 4

Tricia Croom

Clerk of the Board


Term Expires
: 12-31-2025
Committees: Coming Soon
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A

Position 2

Eric Kasnick

Commissioner


Term Expires
: 12-31-2021
Committees: WCIA Representative
Phone:206-824-5831
Email: Click here to email.

Position 5

Gene Achziger

Commissioner


Term Expires
: 12-31-2023
Committees: Public Outreach and Capital & Contracts
Phone: 206-429-3852
Email: Click here to email.

Position 3

Shane Young

President


Term Expires
: 12-31-2025
Committees: Finance and Public Outreach
Phone: 206-429-3852
Email: Click here to email.

Administration
District Offices
The Administrative Offices of the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District is located at 22015 Marine View Drive S., Suite 2B, Des Moines, WA 98198.

Phone: 206.429.3852
Email: info@desmoinespool.org
Map/Directions: Click here for directions.

District Information

Click here for more information on the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District.

District Facts

  • Geographic Size of District: 6.34 square miles
  • Population of District: 30,687
  • Age Profile (Median Age): 36.2
  • Income Profile (Median Income): $59,818
  • Racial Diversity Profile: Caucasian 55.1%, Hispanic 16.4%, Asian 12.2%, Black 7.7%, 2+ Races 2.2%, Native American 0.5%, Other 0.1%

Public Records Requests

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District makes available for inspection and copying nonexempt “public records” in accordance with published rules (Public Records Disclosure). The District Clerk is the designated Records Officer for the District. It is the role of this office to assure the District is in compliance with the Public Records Act.  The District provides access to public records under the provisions of the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56).

Many public records are currently available on the District’s website at no cost. Please see the following for a listing of commonly accessed documents available on our website.

  • Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
  • Board Resolutions
  • District Policies and Procedures
  • State Audits
  • Financial Reports

To request public records which are not posted on our web site, please complete the Public Records Request Form which can then be e-mailed or faxed to us, or dropped off at our office. Our District office is located at:

Click here to download a Public Records Request form.. If copies of the requested records is requested a charge of $0.15 per page shall be charged. An electronic copy can be given for $1.00 for the cost of a CD/ROM disk.

Some public records are exempt from disclosure, in whole or in part. If the District believes that a record is exempt from disclosure and should be withheld, the public records officer will state the specific exemption and provide a brief explanation of why the record or a portion of the record is being withheld. Questions or comments concerning public records requests should be directed to the District Clerk, Linda Ray, by emailing linda.ray@desmoinespool.org or by calling her at (206) 429-3852.

District Offices (Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District)

22015 Marine View Drive S., Suite 2B
Des Moines, WA 98382

Office Hours: Vary, Please make an appointment.

Phone: (206) 429-3852

District Staff

Scott Deschenes

District General Manager

Phone: 206-429-3852
Email: scott.deschenes@desmoinespool.org

Linda Ray

District Clerk

Phone: 206-429-3852
Email: linda.ray@desmoinespool.org

Minutes Board Meetings

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District meets on the Third Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00pm.**** Any questions or comments should be directed to Linda Ray, District Clerk at (206) 429-3852 or by email at linda.ray@desmoinespool.org. (Asterisks below correspond to special meeting times and locations.)

Due to space limitations, only meeting agendas are posted prior to October 2019.  Please contact Linda Ray by email to obtain a copy of meeting packet information.

Emergency Proclamation Regarding Open Public Meetings Act

On March 24, Gov. Inslee issued Proclamation 20-28 suspending the portions of the Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act that require in-person meetings or contact and making additional temporary changes. Note-there have been a number of extensions to this proclamation. Once the proclamation is lifted, this section will be removed and replaced with a footnote below. This proclamation has been extended until October 1, or until King County enters Phase 3 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan. (Public Comment-Please read the “Public Comment” section of the agenda of each meeting for instructions on how to make a public comment by email and the associated deadline.)

2020 

DATE MTG TYPE AGENDA MINUTES
01/14/20 BOARD RETREAT Agenda Minutes
01/21/20 REGULAR MEETING Agenda Minutes
02/18/20 REGULAR MEETING* Agenda Minutes
03/03/20 SPECIAL MEETING Agenda Minutes
03/17/20 REGULAR MEETING Agenda Minutes
04/21/20 REGULAR MEETING** Agenda Minutes
Canceled BOARD RETREAT Agenda Minutes
05/19/20 REGULAR MEETING** Agenda Minutes
06/16/20 REGULAR MEETING** Agenda Minutes
06/25/20 SPECIAL MEETING*** Agenda Minutes
07/14/20 BOARD RETREAT Agenda Minutes
07/21/20 REGULAR MEETING Agenda Minutes
08/18/20 REGULAR MEETING*** Agenda Minutes
09/15/20 REGULAR MEETING Agenda Minutes
Canceled BOARD RETREAT* Agenda Minutes
10/20/20 REGULAR MEETING Agenda Minutes
11/17/20 REGULAR MEETING Agenda Minutes
12/15/20 REGULAR MEETING Agenda Minutes

Notes:

Minutes from previous month are not posted until approved at the next month’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Schedules are subject to change. Join our email list to be notified of any changes.

*Aquatics Manager will make quarterly reports on performance of facility, requests for equipment and services, and notify board of upcoming events.

**By Proclamation of the Governor (20-28), the District will have a virtual meeting. No one will be present at the District Offices. See agenda for more information and how to make a public comment.

***Effective August 18, Board Meetings start at 7:00pm, unless otherwise noted (See Resolution 2020-05). Please read the “Public Comment” section of the agenda on instructions to email a public comment and the associated deadline.

District Policy and Procedures

101 – ByLaws
201 – Mission, Vision, Core Values and Cultural Values (Updated 7/21/20)
205 – Purpose, Definitions and General Provisions
220 – Board and Administration
230 – Signature Authority
240 – Public Records Disclosure
250 – Social Media & Imagery
260 – ADA Accomodations
270 – Technology Usage Policy
272 – Telecommuting
275 – Text Messaging
276 – Organizational Effectiveness
310 – Operating Hours and Holiday Closure
312 –  Commercial Use of District Facilities
315 – Facility Rental
320 –  Admissions and Refunds
325 –  Swim and Instruction Classes
330 –  Gender Equity
335 –  Head Injury and Concussions
340 – Financial Aid_Scholarship Ver. 2.0
350 – Facility Use Rules
353 –  Transgender Policy
355 –  Sex Offender Policy
365 –  Medical Assistance for Patrons
370 –  Service Animals
392 – Crisis Management Communication Plan
422 – District Manager Position
415 – Legal Officer
430 – Criminal Background Checks
460 – Employee Volunteer Recognition
505 – District Treasurer
520 – Procurement
525 – Accounts Receivable
527 – Use of Electronic Signatures
530 – Accounts Payable
535 – Cash and Deposit Management
550 – Travel and Reimbursements
555 – Capital Assets

Employee Handbook (October 15 2019)

COVID-19 Related Resolutions, Policy and Procedures and Plans

Below are formal actions taken by the Board in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Budget and Finance

District Annual Reports

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District Annual Report is prepared to provide you, the interested resident, a review of the past year. This report is required by the state to be completed at least 150 days by the end of the year (RW 43.09.220) If you have any questions regarding the information within these reports, please contact the District Clerk at (206) 429-3852.

District Annual Reports

District Annual Budgets

Washington State Auditor Reports

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District by legislation must have an audit at least every two years by the Washington State Auditors Office (WSAO).  The WSAO does our audit on site every three years. Special Note-The WSAO elected to do a 4-year audit for 2012-2015 due to the timing of the audit.

Certification of Levies

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District receives financing each year from a Metropolitan Park District levy on real and personal property which was voter approved on November 3, 2008 when the District was established. Each year the amount of the financing changes due to the changes in property values in the district. Below you can look at each year’s levy certification and the amount of financing the District will receive.

Board Resolutions

2020 Board Resolutions

Board Resolution Archives

  • Click here to view Board Resolutions from previous years.

Past Agendas and Minutes (Archive)

  • Click here to view Board Agendas and Minutes from previous years.