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InlandRail adopted its bylaws on September 17, 2007. The bylaws provide for a board of five, but not more than nine members, consisting of four Executive Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) plus up to five (5) at-large members. The Executive Officers comprise the Executive Committee.

Interested in viewing our board minutes? They're available here.

The InlandRail board of directors includes the following members:
Donald R. Cain, President
Don is a retired Conductor from BNSF, where he worked for 32 years. He was a member of the Spokane Regional Transportation Council's Citizens Advisory Committee from 1987-1998, chairing the committee during the Major Investment Study for the Light Rail Project, from 1997-1998. Don also chaired the Citizen's Advisory Committee to STA's Light Rail Steering Committee, from 2001-2006. He has a keen interest in transportation planning, particularly as to how it affects development and land use planning, and has always had a vision for the region—how it can grow and evolve in a manner that is beneficial to all citizens. Don believes that Spokane does not have to be like any other city, county or region. He hopes that our region can be an example to other cities and counties by demonstrating the leadership, courage and vision that provides sustainable livability.

Richard E. (Dick) Raymond, P.E., Vice President
Dick retired from the City of Spokane in 2006, where for many years he was Senior Engineer of a design team, and where, as a Principal Engineer he most recently directed the Capital Programs section. He was the City's representative on the Light Rail Technical Advisory Committee to STA's Light Rail Steering Committee, and upon retirement continued his association with light rail when he was elected a member of the Light Rail Steering Committee. Dick holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington State University ('67) and a Master of Business Administration from Gonzaga University ('76). After graduating from WSU, Dick served as an officer in the United States Navy Seabees. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Washington State and also the Province of Alberta, Canada (inactive). Dick is a past president of the board of directors for Interfaith Hospitality Network of Spokane, and was a founding member of the board of directors for the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, in which he also played as a musician for many years. A few of Dick's notable engineering projects include the recent Monroe Street Bridge rehabilitation and related Spokane Falls Boulevard promenade; envisioning and preliminary development of the Martin Luther King Way project through the blossoming University District, including provisions for future light rail; the Cannon/Pacific traffic circle; the twin Lincoln Heights Water Reservoirs; and the Southeast Boulevard extension from 29th to Regal.

Kim C. (KC) Traver, P.E., Secretary
KC retired from the United States Air Force, after 22 years as an engineering officer, and selected Spokane, Washington, as the community of choice to raise a family and get involved. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics / Civil Engineering from Portland State University in 1979, became a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada in 1983, and received his Master of Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 1992. He was the program manager for conceptual development of a regional light rail system for Spokane County from July 2003 until December 2006 when the transit agency discontinued the program. KC is involved with a number of community support organizations and recently retired from his position as Director of Construction & Planning for Eastern Washington University.

Nickola (Nick) Nickoloff, Treasurer
Nick taught mathematics for 42 years in both K-12 and in the Community Colleges, predominately at Spokane Falls Community College. He is a long time bus commuter and was Liberty Lake's representative on STA's Light Rail Steering Committee. He is an Elder at Northwood Presbyterian Church, and has developed a keen interest in the stewardship of natural resources. Nick is married, with 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren.

Phyllis J. Holmes
Many of you will remember Phyllis as an 8-year veteran member of the City of Spokane's City Council. She has been a Financial Services representative with Principal Financial Group since 1978. In addition to the Spokane City Council, Phyllis served on the Spokane Regional Transportation Council and the Health District Board. She served several years on the STA Board and numerous other regional and city boards, and for 6 years served as chair of the Regional Light Rail Steering Committee charged with conceptual design of a system. She became involved with the light rail project in the early 90's as an elected official, believing that the time to prepare for the future was "now". Spokane's growth projections at that time coupled with what she believes is the new dynamic of potential population migration due to external conditions such as climate change, oil depletion, water shortages etc., convinced her that our region must require multiple alternate forms of transportation to support the inevitable growth that we will experience.

Richard W. (Rich) Bryant
Rich has lived in the Spokane area since 1966, and is a strong advocate for controlled growth. He views light rail transit as one way to help fulfill that goal and promote strong economic growth for the future. Rich is a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy, having retired in 1996. He is married, with 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren.


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