SBCC Council Members

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Council Members

Kjell Anderson - MVE Committee and Energy Code TAG Chair

Representing: Architectural Design Professionals

Term Expires: January 2023

Jay Arnold

Representing: Elected City Officials

Term Expires: January 2024

Todd Beyreuther - SBCC Legislative Committee Chair and Tsunami TAG Chair

Representing: Manufacturers, Installers, or Suppliers of Building Materials (East of the Cascade Crest.)

Term Expires: January 2022

Micah Chappell - Residential Code TAG Chair

Representing: Building Code Enforcement

Term Expires: January 2024

Anthony Doan - Fire Code TAG Chair and BFP Committee Vice Chair

Representing: Local Government Fire Service Officials

Term Expires: January 2022

Al French

Al French Portrait
Representing: County elected legislative body member or elected executive, east side

Term Expires: January 2023

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969 to 1972, Al moved to Moscow, Idaho to attend the University of Idaho where he received his Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in Business Finance in 1977. Prior to his election to the Spokane City Council in 2002, Al served on numerous boards and commissions throughout the region, especially donating his service and expertise to neighborhood committees in Spokane. Al has more than 30 years experience as a successful businessman, architect, investment consultant, and developer in the Spokane region. He has both attracted and assisted new businesses in the region uses that experience in his roles as a Spokane County Commissioner.

Robert Graper

Representing: Structural Engineers

Term Expires: January 2022

Robert Hamlin

Representing: County Elected Officials, West Side

Term Expires: January 2024

Andrew Klein - Vice Chair, BFP Committee Chair, and Building Code TAG Chair

Andrew Klein Portrait
Representing: General Public

Term Expires: January 2022

Andrew Klein, PE, has been involved in national-level standards committee and code development work for the past 10 years. As a dually-licensed Chemical and Fire Protection Engineer, Mr. Klein's specialty is the development and application of codes for high-hazard occupancy facilities including associated processes and storage. As energy management grew as a primary focus of facility managers and developers, Mr. Klein's responsibilities expanded to also include energy code compliance, a topic on which he has authored books and lectured extensively. Mr. Klein is also passionate about helping to ensure a vibrant economy in Eastern Washington, where he sits on the board of the Benton-Franklin Economic Development District.

Phillip Lemley

Phillip Lemley Portrait
Representing: City Elected Officials, East Side

Term Expires: January 2022

Phillip Lemley is a member of the Richland City Council. He has served as Mayor Pro-Tem and serves on the Washington State Council on Aging and Disabilities Advisory Board, the SE Washington Aging and Long Term Care Council of Governments, and The Rotary Club of Richland.

He retired from Bechtel National Inc. in 2009. He was sent to Richland as part of the electrical engineering group who designed the Vitrification plant for the Department of Energy. He was responsible for the plant-wide communications/security network.

Phillip has chaired two safety councils,  American Red Cross blood drives, United Way campaigns, and a Washington State Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Highway clean-up program.

Anthony Maschmedt

Representing: Single and Multi-family Home Builders

Term Expires: January 2024

James Millbauer

Representing: General Construction, Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Term Expires: January 2024

Caroline Traube - Mechanical Code TAG Vice Chair

Representing: Mechanical Engineers

Term Expires: January 2023

Corey Wilker - Plumbing Code TAG Chair

Representing: Construction Building Trades

Term Expires: January 2023

Ex-Officio Council Members

Larry Hoff - Washington State Representative (R)

Larry Hoff Portrait

Rep. Larry Hoff is serving his first term representing Southwest Washington's 18th Legislative District, where he has lived for more than 40 years.

Larry grew up in a small North Dakota town, and joined the Navy after graduating from high school. Upon leaving the service, he enrolled at the University of North Dakota, where he earned a B.S. in Accounting. He then moved to Clark County, and soon joined the credit union industry as interim CEO for Columbia Credit Union (CCU).

After serving at CCU for more than 12 years, he became CEO of Electra Central Credit Union. Seven years later, he was hired as CEO of the Fibre Federal Credit Union, an institution he grew from $400 million to $1 billion before retiring in January 2017.

Larry's successful business background led to his appointment as the assistant ranking member of the House Consumer Protection and Business Committee. The committee considers an array of consumer protection issues, as well as the safety and soundness of state banks and credit unions, the regulation of consumer credit and lending, and the regulation of securities and investments.

He also serves on the House Appropriations Committee, which considers the operating budget, budget processes, and fiscal issues such as pension policy and compensation. He also serves on the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee, which reviews all legislation related to industrial insurance, unemployment compensation, collective bargaining, family leave, safety and health standards, occupational health, and employment standards.

Larry currently lives in Vancouver with his wife Renee. They have one son and one grandson. The Hoff's celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in December 2018.

Rod Mutch

Representing: Labor and Industries

Joe Nguyen - Washington State Senator (D)

Joe Nguyen

Senator Joe Nguyen was born in White Center, raised in Burien, and currently lives in West Seattle. His experiences growing up in an immigrant community as the son of Vietnamese refugees and being raised by a single mother inform much of his service today.

He is the Chair of Wellspring Family Services’ Associate Board, which works on issues related to family homelessness and is committed to housing 2,000 children and their families in the next two years. Part of the board’s work includes advocacy, and we were able to pass Wellspring’s first bill (HB2861) providing support for trauma-informed care, which was signed by the Governor in the 2018 session.

Nguyen is also involved in police relations as a member of the Community Advisory Committee for the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight in King County. His work focuses on building bridges between community and law enforcement to achieve equitable policing.

He is a Senior Manager at Microsoft and lives in West Seattle with his wife Tallie, a special education teacher in the Highline Public School District, and their two children, ages 1 and 3.

Alex Ramel - Washington State Representative (D)

Lynda Wilson - Washington State Senator (R)