West Plains/Airport Area Public Development Authority

Authorized by and Date: RCW 35.21.730 – .757, SMC 4.25, Ordinance No. C3522, on July 17, 2017.

Mission Statement/Purpose: The purpose of the Authority is to provide a legal entity organized under RCW 35.21.730 - .757 to undertake, assist with and otherwise facilitate the acquisition, construction, development equipping, leasing, operation and maintenance of public benefit projects within the PDA boundaries as defined in the Interlocal Agreement in order to assist both the City, County and the Spokane International Airport in their ability to improve the economic conditions in and around the City and County of Spokane.

Meeting dates, time and location: the PDA Board meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. for a Board Work Session and the 3rd Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Board Meeting. Both meetings are held at 7106 W Will D Alton Lane, Suite 103, Spokane, WA 99224.

West Plains/Airport Area PDA Reference Map

Member Title Terms of Office
Al French County Airport Board designated representative Duration of employment/elected term
Ben Stuckart City Airport Board designated representative Duration of employment/elected term
Gerry Gemmill County Executive Duration of employment
Larry Krauter Spokane International Airport CEO Duration of employment
Theresa Sanders City of Spokane Administrator Duration of employment
William Butler At-large Business Representative October 19, 2017 – October 2020
Greg Birchell At-large Business Representative December 1, 2018 – November 30, 2021




Contact Information

Todd M Coleman
Executive Director

Sueann Herkel
Executive Assistant

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