Citizen Oversight

Riverfront Park Advisory Committee

The Riverfront Park (RFP) Advisory Committee was created by the Mayor and approved by Resolution of the Park Board. The primary role of the RFP Advisory Committee is to provide overall guidance to Park’s Staff and the Park Board on proposed park goals, uses, design alternatives, financing options, community outreach and overall scope of work related to the future development of Riverfront Park. The Riverfront Park Advisory Committee was a temporary, volunteer committee, running from April 2013 through March 2014.

  • Ted McGregor (Committee Chair), Publisher – The Inlander
  • Speed Fitzhugh, Avista Corp.
  • Julia Jean (JJ) Brown, Chase Youth Commission Member
  • Mark Richard, Downtown Spokane Partnership
  • Cheryl Kilday, Visit Spokane
  • Steve McNutt, NAC Architects & Former Park Board Member
  • Ben Stuckart, City Council President
  • Mike Allen, City Council
  • Rick Betts, Hoopfest Board
  • Dr. Sam Selinger, Park Board
  • Steve Jones, Bloomsday & SRSC
  • Kris Dinnison, Owner, Atticus & Boo Radleys
  • Bart Mihailovich, Spokane Riverkeeper
  • Marty Dickinson, Sterling Bank
  • Jeff Stevens, GSI Outdoors & NW Neighborhood Association
  • Chris Wright, Park Board
  • Raymond Reyes, Gonzaga University
  • Kim Pearman-Gilman, McKinstry
  • Mickey Brown, Wells & Company
  • Kevin Twohig, PFD

Design Steering Committee

The Riverfront Park Design Steering Committee is a temporary ad hoc committee consisting of three Park Board members (the Park Board President and Riverfront Park Committee Chair and a third member appointed at large by the Park Board President), a previous member of the Design Review Commission and other citizen, City staff and City Council appointees. The Steering Committee is supported by Riverfront Park Redevelopment staff. The committee uses a consensus-based decision making process when making recommendations to the Park Board.

The Riverfront Park Design Steering Committee recommendations will include consultant selection and whether the overall look and feel of what is being proposed maximizes the vision set forth in the Riverfront Park Master Plan. This includes the following attractions, infrastructure and amenities:

  • U.S. Pavilion Event Center including related buildings
  • Plazas & Promenades (related Landscape including Canada Island)
  • Leasable Shelters
  • Multi-media Exhibit/Pavilion
  • Lighting/Infrastructure/Furnishings
  • Looff Carrousel/Exhibit Design
  • Recreational Rink & Skyride Facility
  • Signage/Wayfinding
  • Bridge Repair/Replacement
  • All Playgrounds, Public Art, and Parking Lots

In addition, the Design Steering Committee will review recommendations from the Family Use, Arts and Tribal committees before they are submitted to the Park Board.


  • Chris Wright, Committee Chair, Park Board President
  • Theresa Sanders, City Administrator
  • Julie Neff, City Planning
  • Cheryl Kilday, Visit Spokane
  • Rick Betts, Hoopfest Board
  • Carol Neupert, Spokane Parks Foundation
  • Hal McGlathery, Retired, Past RFP Director
  • Matthew Collins, Uptic Studios
  • John Matt, Spokane Tribe Heritage Coordinator
  • Mike Malsam, Assistant Principal at Lewis & Clark
  • Dan Schaffer, Inland Northwest Trails Association
  • Andrew Rolwes, Downtown Spokane Partnership
  • Ted McGregor, Park Board
  • Scott Simmons, City Business & Developer Services
  • Rick Romero, City Finance

Past Members

  • Jon Snyder, City Council
  • Mike Allen, City Council
  • Andy Dunau, Park Board

Public Art Committee

  • Jim Kolva, Spokane Arts
  • Rick Eichstadt, Spokane Arts
  • Ginger Ewing, Spokane Arts
  • Chris Wright, Park Board
  • Dr. Sam Selinger, Park Board
  • Ted McGregor, Park Board

ADA Advisory Committee

  • Acess 4 All / Accessible Communities Advisory Committee