About

Board of Health

The 12-member Board of Health includes the three Spokane County Commissioners, three Spokane City Council members, two Spokane Valley City Council members, one elected official representing small cities, and three citizen representatives.

2018 Board of Health - Representing Spokane County

Josh Kerns

Spokane County Commissioner, District 1
Term: 2016-2020

Kerns is a lifelong resident of Spokane County where he attended Mead schools. He earned an Associates Degree from Spokane Community College, then transferred to Whitworth University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and later, a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Read more

Mary Kuney

Spokane County Commissioner, District 2
Term: 2017-2021

Mary is a long-time resident of Spokane, having graduated from both Central Valley High School and Gonzaga University, with a degree in accounting.  After college, Mary worked for a major accounting firm in San Francisco for three years, before returning to Spokane to stay.  She met her husband Max here in Spokane, and they were married in 1992.  They have two children.

Al French

Spokane County Commissioner, District 3
Term: 2011-2018

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969-72, French moved to Moscow, Idaho to attend the University of Idaho where he received his bachelor's in architecture with a minor in business finance in 1977. Read more


2018 Board of Health - Representing City of Spokane

Kate Burke

Spokane City Council Member, District 1
Term: 2018-2021

Kate Burke is a Spokane native, born and raised in this fantastic city. She prides herself in her ability to take on challenges by identifying the core issues and finding practical solutions. One of her first ventures into community problem-solving started with her time as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, where she worked to bring fresh produce into local food banks. During that time, she further realized the benefits of a healthy and nutritional diet. She believes all people deserve access to fresh resources, yet the majority of food banks almost exclusively provide canned and processed goods.  Read more

Breean Beggs

Spokane City Councilmember, District 2 
Term: 2016-2019

Breean Beggs serves as Spokane City Councilmember representing District 2. He is devoted to advocacy for the disadvantaged and community reconciliation. For more than twenty years he has effectively presented causes and cases to juries, appellate judges, arbitrators, mediators, community groups and the media. Read more

Karen Stratton

Spokane City Council Member, District 3
Term: 2016-2019

A life-long resident of Spokane, Karen Stratton graduated from Marycliff High School and received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Washington University.Karen's professional background includes experience in state and local government, higher education and the private sector. She worked as a legislative aide in the Washington State House of Representatives for four legislative sessions. Read more


2018 Board of Health - Representing City of Spokane Valley

Arne Woodard

Spokane Valley City Council Member, Position 3
Term: 2016-2019

A Spokane Valley native, Arne Woodard is a recently retired real estate broker.  Actively involved in numerous community and professional organizations, he also served on the Spokane Valley Planning Commission from 2010 until his appointment to the city council in April 2011 to serve as interim council member in a vacated seat. Woodard was elected to the 2012 council and was subsequently re-elected to a second four-year term in January 2016. He was elected to serve as deputy mayor for 2014-2015 and again for 2016-2017. 

Linda Thompson

Spokane Valley City Council Member, Position 7
Term: 2017-2021

Fulfilling a lifelong dream of serving her community, Linda Thompson was elected to Position 7 as a result of the November 2017 election. She completed the remainder of the 2017 term, which had been filled by an interim candidate, and then will complete her own four-year term from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021. Read more


2018 Board of Health - Representing Small Cities • City of Millwood

Kevin Freeman

Mayor, City of Millwood
Term: 2014-2017

Kevin Freeman was elected as mayor of the City of Millwood in November 2013 and took office as Millwood’s ninth mayor in January 2014. He served previously on the Millwood Planning Commission and eight years on the Millwood City Council. Freeman is a hydrogeologist by profession; he manages the local ARCADIS US, Inc. office in Liberty Lake, Washington, which is an international engineering and science consulting firm. Read more


Members Appointed by Commissioners

Donald Condon

Board Member Appointed by County Commissioner, District 1
Term: 2018-2021

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Condon was the fourth of eleven children. Dr. Condon grew up in Anaheim, California where his father was a navy pilot. In high school, Dr. Condon met his wife, Elizabeth, and they were married in 1968. Read more

Chuck Hafner

Board Member Appointed by County Commissioner, District 2
Term: 2016-2021

A retired school administrator/consultant/businessman, Board Member Hafner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration and Guidance from Eastern Washington University, as well as additional graduate supplemental courses. In addition to owning a small business as a licensed, independent contractor, Chuck Hafner has served as a Spokane Valley City Council Member and as an officer, board member, and active member in numerous community organizations. 

Appointed Citizen District 3

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