2019–20 Legislation and Finance Committee

Under the direction of the WASA Board of Directors, the Legislation and Finance Committee sets the legislative priorities and processes for the association and establishes its agenda for each legislative session.

Region 101

Gene Sementi, West Valley Spokane SD

Region 105

Mike Brophy, Ed.D., West Valley SD (Yakima) Chair
Kevin McKay, Sunnyside SD

Region 108

Phil Brockman, Sedro-Woolley SD

Region 109

Patty Dowd, Mukilteo SD

Region 110

Alan Spicciati, Ed.D., Auburn

Region 111

Tom Seigel, Bethel SD

Region 112

Mary Templeton, Washougal SD

Region 113

Cal Brodie, ESD 113

Region 114

Dana Rosenbach, North Mason SD
Monica Hunsaker, Olympic ESD 114

Region 123

Traci Pierce, Kennewick SD

Region 171

Garn Christensen, Easton SD


Corine Pennington, Puyallup SD


John Welch, Puget Sound ESD 121


Jennifer Kindle-Shaw, Selah SD


Devin McLane, Mukilteo SD

Small Schools

Jake Dingman, Oakesdale SD

Special Education

Lori Ann Gylling, Naches Valley SD


Deb Clemens, North Thurston SD

Federal Legislation

Randy Russell, Freeman SD 
Michelle Price, North Central ESD 171
Anthony Smith, Riverview SD
Krestin Bahr, Eatonville SD


Jim Kowalkowski, Davenport SD / Rural Education Center

WASA Consultants (nonvoting)

Fred Yancey, Pensions/Health Benefits
Mitch Denning, AEA
Melissa Gombosky, AESD

WASA Staff

Joel Aune, Executive Director
Dan Steele, Assistant Executive Director, Government Relations
Krestin Bahr, Eatonville, WASA President
Sheila Chard, Administrative Assistant


Meeting Schedule

September 9, 2019
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

November 12, 2019
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

January 13, 2020—Session Begins
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

January 21, 2020
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

January 27, 2020
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

February 3, 2020
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

February 9, 2020
8:00 a.m. / Legislative Conference

February 18, 2020
9:30–10:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

February 24, 2020
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

March 2, 2020
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

March 9, 2020
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

March 12, 2020
Sine Die

March 16, 2020
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

May 11, 2020
8:30–9:30 a.m Zoom Meeting

June 26, 2020
1–3:30 p.m.—Summer Conference Spokane