Every year, states, regions, counties, municipalities, and districts across the country hold elections to generate conservation and recreation funding. OIA leads a Ballot Measure Tracking Group to identify, monitor, and engage in these ballot measures, working to leverage our networks to pass millions of dollars in conservation and recreation funding.
When ballot measures address key issues and priorities beneficial to the outdoor industry, such as conservation and recreation funding, OIA explores and executes the efforts to help jurisdictions pass measures. Our efforts include OIA endorsements, member communications, social media and direct engagement with the local campaigns themselves.
OIA already endorsed the successful August 6, 2019 King County, Washington, mill levy, which will generate $810 million for county and city parks, open space, trails, and recreation. Looking toward the November 2019 elections, OIA has identified the following ballot measures that will help grow local recreation economies. If you live in these districts, we encourage you to vote in favor of these critical funding opportunities.