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Vera Water and Power announces two new board members

Vera Water and Power announces two new board members

Spokane Valley, WASH (Feb. 8, 2018) Vera Water and Power announces two new members of its board of directors, as well as the 2018 officers and current board members.

Vera Water and Power’s two new board members are Diana Wilhite and Bryan St. Clair. Both will be contributing a wealth of leadership and business acumen to the district.

Diana and Bryan bring a breadth of experience, talent and expertise to the table. We are very lucky to be able to have them with us,” said Vera Water and Power General Manager Kevin Wells.Our board members are also customers, so having them here is a real asset because they understand our business and our community.

Diana Wilhite, Vera’s newest board member, is a small business owner and Vera Water and Power customer. She previously served on a public power board of directors when she was a customer of Inland Power and Light and understands how non-profit, community-owned utilities like Vera operate.

Additionally, she has considerable leadership experience in civic, political, and community organizations. Diana is an active community member, holding leadership positions with the Spokane Valley Fire District Civil Service Commission, the National Federation of Independent Business, Spokane Area Workforce Development Council, Honorary Commander/Eagles of Fairchild Air Force Base. She was formerly the City of Spokane Valley Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Council Member. Diana and her husband, Rick Wilhite, have two adorable granddaughters.

Bryan St. Clair brings 35 years of experience in the water, sewer and power business to the Vera board. Over the years, he has worked across Washington state, in both surface water and well water systems. He began his career in construction in 1978, and his municipal career at the Mukilteo Water and Sewer District in 1985. His experience includes the management of a hydroelectric dam facility, working as a public works director and as an organizational leadership development trainer. He has been active with the American Water Works Association and the Spokane County Water Conservancy Board. He is currently the Modern Electric Water Company Water Superintendent and a Vera Water and Power customer.

His is the proud father of a daughter and two grandsons. Along with his wife, he enjoys coaching, golfing, boating, fishing and other outdoor activities.

The slate of Vera Water and Power board members and the 2018 officers is listed below.

David Peterson, Chair

Floyd Schmedding

Bryan St. Clair, Vice Chair

Diana Wilhite

Steve Wulf

Since 1908, Vera Water and Power has been serving the people of the Spokane Valley. As a publicly-owned utility, its mission has been to deliver safe, reliable electricity and water at the lowest cost possible while providing high quality customer service and respecting the environment. Today, Vera Water and Power serves approximately 12,500 customers and employs 37 people. The district is governed by a five-person board of directors who meet the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the District office, located at 601 N. Evergreen Rd., Spokane Valley, Wash.


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Catherine Cronin, Communications Manager

Vera Water and Power


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