SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – Spokane County Commissioner Al French announced today that he has been selected by Governor Jay Inslee to serve on the Washington State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board (FMSIB). Commissioner French will represent Spokane County on FMSIB for a three-year term.
Commissioner French also serves on the Washington State County Road Administration Board (CRAB) and the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB). With his addition to the FMSIB Board, Commissioner French will be the only individual to sit on all three boards simultaneously. This will provide him and Spokane County the unique opportunity to be informed and take advantage of the overlapping work being done by all three boards on an ongoing basis.
Commenting on this new role, Commissioner French stated, “I’m excited for this opportunity, because I’ll gain a complete perspective about the issues facing freight mobility in our state, which will in turn allow me to be a better advocate for the needs of our community. It is an honor and a privilege to accept this responsibility in serving the people of Spokane County.”
FMSIB is a 12-member Board appointed by the Governor held accountable to create a comprehensive and coordinated state program to facilitate freight movement between and among local, national and international markets which enhances trade opportunities. The Board is also charged with finding solutions that lessen the impact of the movement of freight on local communities.
Established by Washington Law, Commissioner French will be joining the FMSIB Board to help fulfill the duties of proposing policies, projects, corridors, and funding to the Legislature to promote strategic investments in a statewide freight mobility transportation system. The Board also focuses on proposing projects that soften the impact of freight movement on local communities.