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Meet our new Board and Advisory Council Members

Board of Directors

Spokane Clean Air’s Board of Directors recently welcomed its newest member, Jim Simon, who was named by the City of Spokane to be its representative on the Board of Directors.

Simon is the Director of Sustainability at Gonzaga University where he works to add capacity to their missioned goal of being a climate neutral campus by 2050. He also serves as the Chair of the Washington State Ridesharing Organization and is a member of the Sustainability Action Sub-Committee of the Spokane City Council.

Simon joins our other Board members:

  • City of Spokane Valley: Rod Higgins
  • Spokane County: Al French
  • Small Cities/Towns: Kevin Freeman
  • Member-at-Large: Tom Brattebo

Visit our BOD webpage for more information.

Advisory Council

Spokane Clean Air recently welcomed three new members to its  Advisory Council. The council positions are 4-year, volunteer positions appointed by our Board of Directors. Members advise and consult with the Board and the Executive Director regarding agency programs and policies. Advisory Council positions include various fields such as agriculture, industry, health, science, and fire protection. Our three new members are:

Jacqueline C. Etter Etter, Agriculture position: Etter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Gonzaga University. She is a Biodiesel specialist with over 35 years experience in the construction industry.

John Dietzman, Environment position: Dietzman holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from CAL Berkeley and a MS Chemical Engineering from Stanford. He has 35+ years in the petroleum industry with expertise in environmental compliance programs. Dietzman has served on the Spokane City Plan Commissioner for eight years, and is a member and chair of the citizen advisory bodies for multimodal transportation infrastructure improvement.

Brent Downey, Industry position: Downey previously served on our Council and returned to fill the Industry representative position. Downey earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering, Montana Tech. He is the Manager for Environmental Affairs at Kaiser and is experienced in air permitting and compliance in industrial settings.

These three join the six other Advisory Council members:

  • Public Health: Ray Byrne, R.S.
  • Air Quality: Jana McDonald
  • Business Community: Hal Ophus
  • Chemistry/Science: Ronald Edgar
  • Fire Protection: Doug Bleeker
  • Member-at-Large: Dr. Tony Masiello

For more information, visit our Advisory Council webpage.


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