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Al French, County Commissioner - District 3

Al FrenchAfter 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 and will use that experience as the newest Spokane County Commissioner.


  • Economic Development Service Award
  • Inland Empire Kiwanis “Man of the Year Award”
  • Spokane Police Department “Certificate of Appreciation”
  • Community Development Department “Certificate of Appreciation”
  • Northeast Community Center “Outstanding Service Award”
  • Spokane Transit Authority “Certificate of Appreciate” (twice)
  • GMA Steering Committee of Elected Officials “Certificate of Appreciation”
  • American Public Transportation Association’s National “Outstanding Board Member of the Year for 2008”

Boards and Commissions:

  • Downtown Spokane Partnership
  • County Growth Management Act Steering Committee (GMA)
  • Spokane Transit Authority

Community Groups:

  • Downtown Spokane Partnership
  • SNEDA, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Health Improvement Partnership
  • Northeast Community Center Board Member and Past Chair
  • Nevada-Lidgerwood Neighborhood Council, Past Chair
  • Community Development Board, Past Chair
  • Community Assembly, Past Chair
  • Economic Development Council, Board Member
  • FEMA Community Emergency Response Team, Trainer