City Councilman Mike Fagan Announces Office Changes

Legislative Aide accepts new position with AgForestry

Councilman Mike Fagan, District 1, 509-991-4765,

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11:08 p.m.

Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is announcing today that his long time Legislative Aide and the city’s Transportation Benefit District Administrator, Sheryl McGrath, has accepted a new position.

After a national search the Washington Agriculture & Forestry Education Foundation (also known as AgForestry,) selected McGrath as President because of her expansive array of experience in non-profit leadership, public policy, education, private business ownership, public relations and fund-raising.

AgForestry is Washington’s premier service provider of leadership training and networking to support healthy and sustainable natural resource industries.

“I am confident that Sheryl will maintain excellence, and implement changes designed to make best use of the Foundations resources, and will continue serving not only the citizens of Spokane, but citizens throughout the state of Washington,” said Fagan.

“Technology advances, the global market, and public policy have changed the way everyone interacts and operates in natural resource industries,” McGrath said. “At AgForestry, we will ensure that the organization and Leadership Training Program will work smarter and deliver the results supporters, participants, and citizens of Washington expect through strategic initiatives, open and clear communication, enhanced understanding, education and empowerment of future leaders.”

McGrath will succeed Dave Roseleip, who is retiring in June after 30 years of service to the Foundation.

Council Fagan and the entire City Council & Staff wish her the very best.