The Downtown Spokane Parking and Business Improvement District is seeking a mid-year replacement for Zone 3C on the Ratepayer Advisory Board (RAB).

The Ratepayer Board of Directors sets policy and determines how BID resources are spent to improve the economic capacity of Downtown through the provisions of enhanced municipal services in the areas of cleanliness, safety, promotions, marketing, and transportation. Your expertise and participation can help guide the BID to continue providing a high level of service and maintain the positive revitalization momentum underway in Downtown Spokane.

The Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month excluding January and August at 8:30 a.m., unless otherwise designated, i.e. during holidays. Occasional other meetings are held as needed, such as an annual Board retreat or for special committees.

The Ratepayer Advisory Board represents a diverse array of business interest within the BID, each seat represents a different downtown contingency. Once confirmed, RAB members serve a term of two years with the option to serve for three consecutive terms for a total of six years.

Zone 3C encompasses businesses and properties located just north of the Spokane River to Mallon and North River Drive between Monroe and Division. Ideal applicants are property managers or property owners in good standing located in Zone 3C that can represent the needs and concerns of the north bank area. The selected individual will serve the remainder of 2020, with their official first term beginning February of 2021.

Application Information

Board membership consists of nineteen persons, all of whom must be Ratepayers in good standing, or representatives thereof. Board positions are designated by geography, business, and property type to ensure that the BID’s interests are well represented and served. Members of the BID Ratepayer Advisory Board provide a variety of skills and expertise, community connections, occupations, professional experience, and backgrounds. Applications for vacant positions are accepted each fall and approved by membership at the BID Annual Meeting the following February. More