BFCG/EDD Board Members

Benton-Franklin Council of Governments Board Members

Representative/Jurisdiction
  • James Beaver, Benton County
  • Linda Lehman, Benton City
  • Dave Wooten, City of Kahlotus
  • Patti Bailiee, City of Mesa
  • Mary Ruth Edwards, Prosser
  • Ken Stoker, West Richland
  • Robert Larson, Port of Benton
  • Skip Novakovich (President), Port of Kennewick
  • Brad Peck (Vice President), Franklin County
  • Lee Barrow, Connell
  • Matt Boehnke (Secretary), Kennewick
  • Blanche Barajas, Pasco
  • Brad Anderson, Richland
  • Bob Koch (Past President), Ben Franklin Transit
  • Vicky Gordon, Port of Pasco
  • Lori Sanders, Benton PUD
  • WA State Dept. of Transportation:  Todd/TrepanierSC Regional Administrator

In addition, the following maintain associate or affiliate (non-voting) member status:

  • Benton Rural Electric Association

The United States Department of Energy maintains an Ex-Officio membership on the Council of Governments.

In addition to our regular governing board, the Economic Development District (EDD) designation requires a separate EDD board which governs planning activities of the Economic Development District and loan program actions. Our Economic Development District Board includes the regular BFCG board membership listed above and 9 private sector members.

Benton-Franklin Council of Governments Economic Development District Board Members

  • Kris Watkins, Visit Tri-Cities
  • Carl Adrian, TRIDEC
  • Deb Heinz, Prosser Economic Development Association
  • Tiffany Scott, WorkForce Tri-Cities
  • Carol Woo
  • Andrew Klein
  • Trini Garibay
  • Thomas Fisher
  • Amanda Jones