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The Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service

Foley Community Advisory Board

In 2020, the institute established a community advisory board, with the aim of developing a strategic development plan for the institute and helping it extend the reach and visibility of its programs.

Chaired by former Spokane Mayor David Condon, (left) the other founding board members pictured above are, left to right:

Rich Cowan, President, North by Northwest Productions; Marcia Garrett, Director, Regional Relations for WSU, Seattle office; Nancy Isserlis, Former Spokane City Attorney, member of the Washington Public Disclosure Commission; Tim Peckinpaugh, Partner, K&L Gates; Lambert van der Walde, Vice President, UnitedHealth Group; and Howard Wright III, Chairman, Seattle Hospitality Group, and former Foley intern.

In 2022, seven more board members were appointed:




Left to right: David Ammons, political journalist; Gretchen Bakamis, President/owner of Seattle’s Bcommunications, and former staffer/ intern for Congressman Foley; William Hyslop, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington; David Mastin, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Association of Washington Business; Lynn Mounsey, attorney, and former Foley intern; George Nethercutt, former Congressman; and Gary Stokes, President & General Manager of KSPS-TV.

Board chair David Condon said, “I know first-hand the impact that Speaker Tom Foley has had not only for Eastern Washington but for our country. The institute that bears his name is an extraordinary asset to WSU and the citizens who endeavor to engage with our fragile democracy. It is for these reasons that I have joined with the institute to expands its programs and presence.”