2021–22 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

Jim Kowalkowski, Davenport SD, Chair

Region 105

Kevin McKay, Sunnyside SD

Region 108

James Everett, Meridian SD

Region 109

Patty Dowd, Mukilteo SD

Region 110

Alan Spicciati, Auburn SD

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, ESD 114

Region 123

Traci Pierce, Kennewick SD

Region 171

Greg Goodnight, Pateros SD


Sarah Thornton, Pasco SD


Michelle Price, ESD 171


Jennifer Bethman, Bethel SD


Matt Yarkosky, Bethel SD

Small Schools

Jake Dingman, Oakesdale SD

Special Education

John Sander, Franklin Pierce SD


Jeff Snell, Camas SD

Federal Legislation

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

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
Aaron Leavell, Bremerton SD, WASA President
Sheila Chard, Administrative Assistant 

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

September 13, 2021
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

November 8, 2021
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

January 10, 2022—Session Begins
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

January 18, 2022
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

January 24, 2022
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

January 31, 2022
8:30–Legislative Conference

February 7, 2022
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

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

February 22, 2022
*9:30–10:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

February 28, 2022
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

March 7, 2022
8:30–9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting

March 10, 2022
Sine Die

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

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

June 26, 2022
*1–3:30 p.m.—Summer Conference Spokane

(Additional May or June meetings will be added to prepare a 2023 Platform)