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Executive Committee

Membership on the YVCOG Executive Committee is made up of 7 members:
One commissioner from Yakima County.
One representative from the two largest cities in Yakima County (Yakima & Sunnyside)
One representative for each of the lower, middle, and upper Yakima Valley cities.
One member at large.

The Executive Committee was established to deal with matters pertaining to communications, operations, human resources, finance, and any other matter referred by the general membership.

The Responsibilities of the Executive Committee include:
Nominating officers to the General Membership for approval and election.
Setting the meeting agenda for the General Membership.
Evaluating the work performance of the executive director on an annual basis.
To refer studies, projects and questions to the appropriate COG Committee.
To study and prepare recommendations on topics requested by the General Membership.

Executive Committee

City of Yakima (population over 60,000) – 1 Member
City of Sunnyside – 1 Member
Area 1 (Moxee, Naches, Selah, Tieton, Union Gap) – 1 Member
Area 2 (Wapato, Toppenish, Harrah, Zillah) – 1 Member
Area 3 (Mabton, Granger, Grandview) – 1 Member
Yakima County – 1 Member
Member at large – 1 Member

These members serve one year terms and meet on a monthly basis.

Executive Committee Meetings

Executive Committee Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Executive Committee meet at 1:30 p.m. at the YVCOG office, 311 North 4th Street, Suite 204, in Yakima on the 3rd Monday of each month. The January and February meetings will be the 3nd Wednesday.

Executive Committee Members

Mayor of Sunnyside Jim Restucci
James A. Restucci, Chair
Mayor, City of Sunnyside

Yakima County Commissioner, Mike Leita

Mike Leita
Yakima County Commissioner

City of Yakima City Councilmember, Maureen Adkison
Maureen Adkison
City of Yakima City Council

Dan Olson - YVCOG Board Member
Dan Olson
Area 1 – Union Gap City Council

Janice Gonzales
Area 2 – City of Zillah, City Council

city of Mabton Mayor Mario Martinez
Mario Martinez
Area  3 – Mayor, City of Mabton

Vice Chair John Hodkinson
John Hodkinson, Jr.
Member at Large – Vice Chair