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MPA Professional Advisory Council (MPAPAC)

MPAPAC is composed of alumni and other public service professionals in the greater Spokane community. MPAPAC members are invited by the director to join the council. In addition to seeking public service professionals and alumni perspectives, the director selects members who will add diversity to the council. The council considers both internal activities and external impacts of the MPA program. MPAPAC members participate in assessing the curriculum and other activities of the program and make recommendations to help it better serve the profession, community, region, state and nation. 

  Council Members


Gary Alvarado

Manufacturing Specialist
University of Idaho
Post Falls, Idaho

Teresa Brum

Director of Business & Development Services
City of Spokane,
Spokane, Washington

Dave Clark

San Poil Forestry District Officer
Colville Tribal Forestry
Colville, Washington

Gavin Cooley

Finance Department
City of Spokane
Spokane, Washington

Greg Cunningham

Program Director
Refugee & Immigration Services Program/Catholic Charities
Spokane, Washington

Bamby Fields

Research Analyst IV
Office of Institutional Research, Demography, & Assessment
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington

Arlene Fisher

City Administrator
City of Cheney
Cheney, Washington

Roger Flint

Vice President & Area Manager
Spokane, Washington

Gerry Gemmill

City of Spokane
Spokane, Washington

Darren Holmes

Executive Director
Kalispell Tribe

Patrick Jones

Executive Director
Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis EWU
Spokane, Washington

Charlene Kay

Development Branch Project Engineer
Washington State Department of Transportation
Spokane, Washington

Ashley Kelley

Juvenile Court Coordinator
Spokane, Washington

Victoria Leuba

Spokane, Washington

Joanne Moznette

WSU Spokane
Spokane, Washington

Bruce Spencer

Product Development/Group Health
Spokane, Washington

Kim Thorburn

Medical Director
Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest
Spokane, Washington

Michele Vazquez

Regulatory Assistance Lead
Governor's Office of Regulatory Assistance
Eastern Regional Office
Spokane, Washington

Dorothy Webster

Assistant City Manager, Spokane [retired]
Spokane, Washington

Mike Whorton

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) [retired]
Colbert, Washington

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