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Spokane, WA 99260
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Health Sciences and Services Authority of Spokane County (HSSA)

Purpose of the Health Sciences and Services Authority

The health sciences and services was established by the Washington legislature to promote bioscience-based economic development in Spokane County, and to advance new therapies and procedures to combat disease and to promote public health.

Meeting Information

Sirti Building, 665 N. Riverpoint Boulevard, Suite 124, 4th Floor Board Meeting Room
Spokane, WA  99202-1665.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m.

Member Specifications

Members:  9 members. (a) The Governor shall appoint three members; (b) The Board of County Commissioners shall appoint  three members; (c) the Mayor of the largest city within the boundaries of the Authority shall appoint three members; and (d) Up to five additional members may be appointed by the Board.

Term: 4 years from the date of appointment after the inaugural one, two or three year terms.

Details: HSSA Board Members are required to have experience with the mission of the Authority.

Responsibilities/Time Commitment

The HSSA invests funds to create and support a nationally competitive health care cluster in Spokane County catalyzing connections between higher  education and health care that lead to high wage jobs, long-term sustainability, and economic diversification.  HSSA funds the very best projects through a competitive, well-monitored and accountable grant competition process.

Meets monthly for approximately two hours and may hold an annual planning retreat.  Committees of the Board may meet separately if and when required.

Spokane County Code/WAC & RCW References
E2hsb 1705 approved in 2007 and codified as RCW 35.104; Spokane County Resolution 7-1054.

Contact Information

Susan Ashe
Acting Executive Director
Health Sciences & Services Authority
McKinstry Innovation Ctr.
850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA  99202
Phone:  (509)483-5985