Northeast Public Development Authority

Authorized by and Date: RCW 35.21.730'.757, SMC 4.25, Ordinance No. C34813, on December 11, 2012, Ordinance-No. C35829 Reformation November 4, 2019.

Mission Statement/Purpose: To facilitate the redevelopment, development, and construction of public benefit projects, resulting in increased economic activity and job growth within the PDA boundary (The YARD).

Public Meeting date, time and location: NEPDA BOARD MEETING. The Northeast PDA Board meets the 2nd Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. at the Northeast Community Center, located at 4001 N Cook Street, Spokane, WA 99217.

The March 13, 2020 meeting has been rescheduled to: March 20, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Location: Spokane County Courthouse, 1116 W Broadway Ave., Spokane WA 99201 (County Commissioners Conference Room, 1st Floor).

Members Title Term Type Term Expiration
Josh Kearns,
Spokane County
1st Term Designated 1/1/2023
Michael Cathcart,
Vice Chair
Council Member,
City of Spokane
1st Term Designated 1/1/2023
Scott Simmons,
City of Spokane Public Works
1st Term Designated 1/1/2023
Gerry Gemmill,
Designated Representative
Spokane County
1st Term Designated 1/1/2023
Vacant   1st Term At-large  
Vacant   1st Term At-large  
Vacant   1st Term At-large  

*Designated Members include two board members from the City and County of Spokane

Board Member Meeting Packets


Contact Information

David Guthrie
Executive Director
Northeast Public Development Authority
509.992.0551 (Cell)
509.487.1603 Ext. 222 (Desk)

City Council Liaison
Michael Cathcart

City Staff
Teri Stripes

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City and County approve new Interlocal Agreement

Effective January 1st, 2020, the City and County of Spokane executed a reformed Northeast Public Development Authority Interlocal Agreement. The purpose is to reformulate and revise the prior Interlocal Agreement to allow for additional property and inclusion of the County, and to align resources, property, and services to assist both the City and County in their ability to improve the economic conditions consistent with RCW 36.01.085 and RCW 35.21.703. To the extent appropriate and consistent with the needs and objectives of the City and County, the PDA will acquire and manage real property, secure financing, undertake the construction and development of and otherwise accomplish all purposes required for development and management of the Projects, which, by agreement of the parties, may extend beyond the geographical boundaries of the PDA.