Commission Members

Debbie Young
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Debbie Young, Chair – San Juan County

Debbie brings 30 years of management, negotiation and natural resources experience to the Commission. She worked in the utility industry for over 20 years as the Natural Resources Manager for Tacoma Power, leading the federal licensing process for Tacoma’s hydroelectric projects. Debbie has served on the National Hydropower Association Board, the Tahoma Land Conservancy, and the Forterra Board of Directors. She also served on the Nisqually River Council for over 15 years, including a term as Chairman. Debbie now resides on Lopez Island where she and her husband operate a small farm providing meat and specialty food products to customers in the Puget Sound region. Appointed by Governor Inslee in 2015 for a partial term, she was reappointed in 2016. Debbie’s second term expires June 30, 2028.


James "Jim" A. Restucci
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James “Jim” A. Restucci, Vice-Chair – Yakima County

Jim has over 40 years of government service, both as a soldier in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard for 20 years, and as mayor (2010-2018) and city councilor for the City of Sunnyside from 2004-2024. Jim served on the National Association of Regional Councils Board of Directors from 2005-2011. He has chaired the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments and Transportation Policy Board for the past 14 years. He served eight years on the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Board of Directors, including serving as AWC President in 2016, and served as President of People for People Inc. Jim currently oversees the daily operations of a technology services company he co-founded in 2002. Jim was appointed by Governor Inslee in 2018 and was recently reappointed in 2024. His second term expires June 30, 2030.


JC Baldwin
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JC Baldwin – Chelan County

JC has served as an elected port commissioner for the Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority since 2005. She is the president and CEO of a tech-support solutions center in Wenatchee that serves clients worldwide, and she has worked in the technology sector most of her professional career. In addition to her experience as a small business owner and elected official, JC has served on the state Community Aviation Revitalization Board, the state Public Works Board (appointed by Governor Gregoire in 2012) and the Washington Public Ports Association Executive Committee. She is past president of both the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce and Cashmere Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of Cashmere Rotary. JC was appointed by Governor Inslee in 2023, and her term expires in 2029.


Shiv Batra
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Shiv Batra – King County

Shiv was a co-founder and President of a U.S. based engineering company for over two decades. He has held leadership roles in numerous engineering and construction organizations, promoting innovations, technology transfer, civic, and professional development activities locally, nationally, and internationally. He also served two terms as a U.S. Commissioner for the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congress (PIANC.) Shiv and his wife are active in many local and international non-profit organizations. Appointed by Governor Inslee in January 2016, Shiv was reappointed in 2019. His second term expires June 30, 2025.


Kelly Fukai
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Kelly Fukai – Spokane County

Kelly has spent her career building and cultivating relationships with government, education, business and community leaders. Kelly is the Chief Operating Officer at the Washington Technology Industry Association, where she oversees the day-to-day operations and serves as the organization’s leading subject matter expert on policy formation and oversees all aspects of government and community relations. She brings 25 years of experience in leading and working with diverse interests in the development of collaborative and comprehensive plans and policy that grow necessary infrastructure, enhance economic and workforce development, and support community interests. She has previously worked at Avista, the Pinnacle Marketing Group, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Spokane International Airport. Kelly is the proud mom of three great kids, Mason, Abbey, and Jack. Appointed by Governor Inslee in June 2020, her term ends June 30, 2026.


Nicole Grant
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Nicole Grant – King County

Nicole infuses her passion for transportation policy with a deep understanding of workers rights and climate activism. The former Leader of MLK Labor and climate activist organization 350 Seattle, Nicole now heads public policy as the political Director of her union IBEW Local 46.  Nicole is a licensed journey level electrician, who spent the bulk of her construction career in the field, building our local transportation infrastructure working on projects like the Washington State Ferries system, Sound Transit, and the Port Of Seattle. Her hope is that by bringing together hands-on knowledge of our transportation infrastructure & public policy that is informed by community engagement she can serve our State as we continue to build a world class modern transportation system. Appointed by Governor Inslee in November 2022, her term ends June 30, 2027.


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Roy Jennings – Clark County

Roy retired as a Staff Non-Commissioned Officer after 20 years of honorable service in the United States Marine Corps, where he worked on various transportation projects including airports, railheads, and road building. In 1997, he and his family moved to Southwest Washington, where he drove a transit bus for over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Oregon Labor Education & Research Center, Roy has served as the Secretary-Treasurer, Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, as a member of the Executive Board, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757, and on the Board of Directors for C-TRAN, the transit agency in Clark County. He is currently Treasurer of the Labor Roundtable of Southwest Washington. Appointed by Governor Inslee in 2014, Roy was reappointed by Governor Inslee in 2019. Roy’s second term expires June 30, 2025.