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MPA Professional Advisory Council (MPAPAC)


The Master of Public Administration degree prepares people for leadership roles in organizations that provide public services or have important interactions with public service organizations. The EWU MPA program's approach to this task is...
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    MPAPAC is composed of alumni and other public service professionals in the greater Spokane community. In addition to seeking public service professionals and alumni perspectives, members are selected who will add diversity to the council. The council considers both internal activities and external impacts of the MPA program. MPAPAC members participate in assessing the curriculum and other activities of the program and make recommendations to the program so it will better serve the profession, community, region, state and nation.

      If you are interested in joining the MPAPAC
    please contact the department director, Dr. Bob Zinke, at


    Gary Alvarado
    Buck Knives

    Ashley Callen
    Superior Court Administrator
    Spokane County

    Wilma Cartagena
    Civil Rights Investigator
    WA State Human Rights Commission

    Gavin Cooley
    Finance Department
    City of Spokane

    Gary Drumheller
    WA Gambling Commission
    State of Washington

    Gerry Gemmill
    Spokane County

    Darren Holmes
    Executive Director
    Kalispell Tribe

    Myah Houghten
    WSU Extension
    Child and Family Research Unit

    Patrick Jones
    Executive Director
    Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis
    Eastern Washington University

    Charlene Kay
    Development Branch Project Engineer
    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Bruce Spencer
    Group Health

    Todd Taylor, Chair
    Division Supervisor
    Spokane County

    Albert Tripp
    City of Airway Heights


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    668 N Riverpoint Blvd, Suite A
    Spokane, WA 99202

    phone: 509.828.1218

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