Ben Wick, a member of the Spokane Valley City Council, has been appointed to the Washington Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board by Gov. Jay Inslee.
FMSIB is a statewide board that facilitates freight movement between and among local, national and international markets to enhance trade opportunities. The board is also charged with finding solutions that lessen the impact of the movement of freight on local communities.
Wick is one of two city representatives on the board and was nominated by the Association of Washington Cities to serve.
“Council Member Wick is highly capable and interested in serving the FMSIB in its mission to help move sound freight corridor policies, projects and funding recommendations forward while being sensitive to the impacts on cities,” wrote Peter King, CEO of the Association of Washington Cities in support of Wick’s nomination. “He is a strong representative of cities in our state.”
Wick is in his second term as a member of the Spokane Valley City Council. His term on the FMSIB is from Oct. 22, 2018 to June 30, 2022. Other members of the board include two representatives from county governments, two representatives from port districts, one railroad industry representative, one trucking industry representative, one marine industry representative, one representative from the Washington Office of Financial
Management and the Washington Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
FMSIB’s next meeting is in Spokane Valley on Nov. 16 at CenterPlace. To learn more, visit fmsib.wa.gov.