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Community, Housing, and Human Services Board

Authorized by and Date: Ordinance C34900 passed on September 10, 2012, effective October 20, 2012 and by SMC 04.34A effective January 19, 2019.

Mission Statement/Purpose: The CHHS Board is meant to provide opportunities that enhance the quality of life for Spokane's extremely low to moderate income populations. The Board is to provide leadership and foster partnerships that support the City's investments in services, affordable housing and economic opportunities to foster the highest level of self-sufficiency and quality of life for Spokane's extremely low to moderate income households.

Membership: The Board will consist of twelve (12) members, nominated by the Mayor and appointed by the City Council. At least one (1) member of the Board shall be a member of a veteran service organization, employed by the Department of Veteran Affairs, or an active-duty military member based at Fairchild Air Force Base. In addition, (1) member shall be a liaison from the Community Assembly nominated by the Community Assembly to the Mayor according to the process determined by the Community Assembly and appointed by the City Council.

In addition to the twelve (12) positions, the board will include:

  1. two (2) voting representatives from the City Council selected by the City Council, appointed or reappointed for one (1) year term
  2. one (1) voting elected official or policy-level decision maker to represent Spokane County who shall be selected by the Spokane County commissioners then nominated by the Mayor and appointed by City Council, appointed or reappointed for one (1) year terms.

Terms: Appointees to the Board shall serve three (3) year terms and may be eligible for one (1) reappointment for a three (3) year term reappointment.

Meeting date, time and location: The Board meets the first Wednesday of every month, 4-6 p.m., virtually and in person in the City Council Briefing Center unless otherwise posted.

Members Appointed Term Expiration Position Term
Jeri Rathbun, Chair 03/17/2023 03/16/2026 Member 2nd Term
Caroline Yu 04/08/2024 04/08/2027 Member 1st Term
Wesley Anderson 04/08/2024 04/08/2027 Member, Veteran Rep 2nd Term
Eric Robison 08/15/2022 08/14/2025 Member 1st Term
Barbara Lee 04/18/2022 04/17/2025 Member 1st Term
Karen Ssebanakitta 04/18/2022 04/17/2025 Member 1st Term
Casey Bowers 05/01/2023 04/30/2026 Member 1st Term
David Edwards 05/01/2023 04/30/2026 Member 1st Term
Leslie Hope 05/01/2023 04/30/2026 Member, CA Rep 1st Term
Christobel Agyei 04/08/2024 04/08/2027 Member 1st Term
Flor Castaneda 04/08/2024 04/08/2027 Member 1st Term
James Randall 04/08/2024 04/08/2027 Member 1st Term
Lili Navarrete N/A N/A City Council Rep N/A
Paul Dillon N/A N/A City Council Rep N/A
George Dahl N/A N/A County Rep N/A

Continuum of Care Board Liaison (non-voting): Gloria Mantz

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Contact

CHHS Staff
spokanechhs@spokanecity.org

Council Committee:
Urban Experience

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