|Gary Schimmels at his last SRTC Board meeting
with former Board Chair Steve Peterson.
SRTC staff would like to offer our condolences to the family of former Spokane Valley City Councilmember Gary Schimmels. Mr. Schimmels was also a long-time member of the SRTC Board until the end of 2013 and always a champion of our agency, even when we were struggling with identity and leadership issues.
Mr. Schimmels was a dedicated public servant, always willing to volunteer his time on subcommittees or special projects, and always had a story to share. He would arrive early and leave late from meetings at our office so he could chat with and catch up with staff. He was always cheerful and a positive influence.
He will be greatly missed around the SRTC office.