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 Board Position Terms of Office Title
Breann Beggs City Airport Board designated representative, Board Treasurer Duration of employment/elected term Spokane City Council President
Greg Birchell At-large Business Representative, Board Member Dec 1, 2018—Nov 30, 2021 Owner, BHW1
Bill Butler At-large Business Representative, Board Secretary Oct 19, 2017—Oct 18, 2020 Owner, WEB Properties
Wes Crago City of Spokane designated representative, Board Member City of Spokane Administrator
Al French County Airport Board designated representative, Board Vice Chair Duration of employment/elected term Spokane County Commissioner
Gerry Gemmill County Executive, Board Member Duration of employment Spokane County CEO
Larry Krauter Spokane International CEO designated representative, Board Chair Duration of employment Spokane International Airport CEO





Contact Information

Todd M Coleman
Executive Director

Sueann Herkel
Executive Assistant

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