2022–23 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

Kim Headrick, Medical Lake SD
Travis Hanson, Deer Park SD

Region 105

Curt Guailianone, Mt. Adams SD
Robert Bowman, Naches Valley SD

Region 108

James Everett, Meridian SD

Region 109

Karin Manns, Granite Falls SD

Region 110

Alan Spicciati, Auburn SD

Region 111

Tom Seigel, Bethel SD

Region 112

Mary Templeton, Chair
Washougal SD

Region 113

ESD 113

Region 114

Dana Rosenbach, North Mason SD
Monica Hunsaker, South Kitsap SD

Region 123

Traci Pierce, Kennewick SD

Region 171

Greg Goodnight, Pateros SD

BPAC

Melissa Beard, Steilacoom SD

ESDs

Michelle Price, ESD 171

IPAC

Jenny Rodriquez, Yakima SD

Principals

Matt Yarkosky, Bethel SD

Small Schools

Jake Dingman, Oakesdale SD

Special Education

John Sander, Franklin Pierce SD

Superintendents

James Everett, Meridian SD

Federal Legislation

Kevin McKay, Sunnyside SD 
Michelle Price, ESD 171
Nathan McCann, Ridgefield SD
Krestin Bahr, Eatonville SD

At-Large

Jim Kowalkowski, Rural Education Center / NWESD 101


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
Michelle Whitney Pasco SD, WASA President
Sheila Chard, Administrative Assistant

Meeting Schedule (Meetings are held on Mondays unless noted with asterisk.)

September 12, 2022
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

November 14, 2022
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

January 9, 2023—Session Begins
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

January 17*, 2023
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

January 23, 2023
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

January 30, 2023
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

February 6, 2023
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

February 13, 2023
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

February 21, 2023
*9:30–10:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

*February 26, 2023
8:30–Legislative Conference

March 6, 2023
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

March 13, 2023
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

March 20, 2023 
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

March 27, 2023 
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

April 3, 2023 
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

April 10, 2023 
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

April 17, 2023 
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

April 23, 2023 
Sine Die

April 24, 2023 
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting


May 8, 2023
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

June 25, 2023
*1–3:30 p.m.—Summer Conference Spokane

(Additional May or June meetings will be added to prepare a 2024 Platform)