Board of Directors
Spokane Clean Air is governed by a 5-member Board of Directors who convene monthly meetings to conduct Agency business.
The board meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, unless otherwise publicized. In 2019, the July board meeting will be held on Thursday, July 11, due to the Fourth of July holiday. The meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Agency's office, 3104 E. Augusta Avenue, Spokane, WA 99207.
Agendas are posted on the agency's homepage under "Hearings & Notices" a week prior to each meeting. Residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. All meeting facilities are wheelchair accessible. For special accommodations, call (509) 477-4727, 48 hours in advance.
Al French, Chair
Spokane County representative
Term expires 12/31/18
Al French is a Spokane County Commissioner. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969 to 1972, Al moved to Moscow, Idaho to attend the University of Idaho where he received his Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in Business Finance in 1977. Prior to his election to the Spokane City Council in 2002, Al served on numerous boards and commissions throughout the region, especially donating his service and expertise to neighborhood committees in Spokane. Al has more than 30 years of experience as a successful businessman, architect, investment consultant, and developer in the Spokane region.
Citizen, Member-at-Large Representative
Term expires 12/31/20
Tom Brattebo holds Bachelor Degrees in Political Science from Washington State University and Education from Eastern Washington University. He is retired from Kaiser Aluminum management and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He served on the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency’s Advisory Council for seven years prior to his appointment to the Board in June 2009. Tom is active in local environmental advocacy, including air and water quality and youth outdoor environmental education. He has served as an AmeriCorps member implementing the No-Idle Zone program for Spokane Clean Air and as an educator at the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center.
Small Cities/Towns Representative
Term expires 12/31/19
Kevin Freeman is the Mayor of Millwood, Washington.
City of Spokane Valley Representative
Term expires 12/31/19
Rod Higgins is currently serving as the Mayor of the City of Spokane Valley. He has served on the Spokane Valley City Council since February 2013. He is a retired director of the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals, Higgins holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Idaho. In addition to involvement in a number of community and professional organizations, he served as a City of Spokane Valley Planning Commissioner from January 2012 until his appointment to the Council in February 2013.
City of Spokane Representative
Term expires 12/31/21
Ben Stuckart is in his second term serving as the Spokane City Council President. Ben is a Spokane native and graduate of both Lewis and Clark High School and Gonzaga University. He and his wife Ann reside on Spokane's South Hill.
Prior to his election as Council President, Ben had the opportunity to start Communities in Schools of Spokane County. Communities in Schools is a collaborative non-profit organization that provides school supplies and services such as afterschool programs and counseling for thousands of Spokane students. He's also enjoyed unique opportunities in the ticketing industry with the Oakland Raiders and TicketsWest.
Ben currently chairs the City's Finance Committee, and serves on the Public Safety, Public Works and Planning and Economic Development Committees.