Public Facilities District Board

Authorized by and Date: As required by RCW 36.100, the SPFD was created by resolution of the Spokane City Council and Board of Spokane County Commissioners.

Mission Statement/Purpose: The Spokane Public Facilities District was created by the Washington State Legislature in 1989 for the sole purpose of acquisition, design, construction and operation of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena which opened in September of 1995. In May 2002, Spokane County voters overwhelmingly authorized the Regional Projects, including the expansion of the Spokane Convention Center, which opened in July 2006. The District is governed by a five-member Board, two of whom are appointed by the City Council, two appointed by the Board of Spokane County Commissioners, and one representing the hospitality industry in Spokane County, appointed by the other 4 members. The District is an independent municipal corporation. The tax revenues consist of 1/10 of 1% sales/use tax, a sales tax rebate, and a 2% hotel/motel tax in Spokane County.

Meeting date, time and location: The Board meetings are scheduled for the Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, depending on availability, at 12:30 p.m. in the District Administration Offices. For upcoming Board meeting and location and the tentative agenda on past meeting minutes visit the District webpage

Members Appointed By Term
Larry Soehren Spokane City Council 09/20/2017 - 09/20/2021
Nate Green Spokane City Council 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2023
Marty Dickinson Board of Spokane County Commissioners 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024
Mick McDowell Board of Spokane County Commissioners 09/20/2017 - 9/20/2021
Travis Tramp Spokane County Hospitality Industry  


Staff Liaison

Stephanie Curran
Chief Executive Officer