Jerry Litt, Chairman, Grant County
Jerry brings the Commission 40 years’ experience in planning and community development. He served as the Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Lacey for 13 years and 10 years with Douglas County. He has mid-management experience in Spokane and Chelan Counties and has done private sector consulting throughout Eastern Washington. His experience includes responsibility for a full-range of Planning and Community Development services, including public participation in Douglas County’s award winning GMA public involvement program and the City of Lacey’s “Designing Downtown 2000” program. He has also been involved with state-wide issues through the Washington City Planning Director’s Association as an executive board member and Transportation Improvement Board member. As past president of the Washington County and Regional Planning Director’s Association he has built a long history and awareness of community infrastructure needs and economic development at the forefront. Jerry is currently the office principal of a consulting firm in Wenatchee. Jerry was appointed by Governor Gregoire in 2011. He was reappointed by Governor Inslee in 2017. Jerry’s second term expires June 30, 2023.
Roy Jennings, Vice Chairman, Clark County
Roy brings to the Commission over 30 years of hands on experience in the field of transportation. He served on the Board of
Directors for the Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area (C-TRAN), the local transit agency in Clark County for over six years. Roy is currently the president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Legislative Council of Washington State and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council. He also serves as Treasurer of the Southwest Washington Roundtable and is also a member of the Executive Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757. In 1976 Roy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and after 20+ years of honorable service he retired as a Staff Non-Commission Officer (SNCO.) In 1997 Roy and his family moved to Southwest Washington (Vancouver) where he has lived for the last 18 years. He worked full-time as a coach operator for C-TRAN. He is a graduate of the Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon. Roy was appointed by Governor Inslee in 2014. Term expires June 30, 2019.
James “Jim” A. Restucci, Yakima County
Jim brings to the Commission over 30 years of government service, as a soldier in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard from 1984 to 2004, and as a local elected official in the City of Sunnyside, since 2004. He served as mayor of the city from 2010 to 2018 and is currently serving his 4th term on the Sunnyside City Council. Jim is active in transportation policy and has served as chair of the Yakima Valley Transportation Policy Board for the past 8 years. He serves on numerous Yakima County boards and commissions and served as AWC President in 2016. Jim served on the NARC (National Association of Regional Councils) Board from 2012-2018, representing transportation interests of WA and OR on the national stage. He also served as president of People for People, Inc. Jim attended school for computer science and engineering while on active duty, and Ashford University for political science. In 2002, Jim co-founded a technology services company. Today he oversees the day to day operations of the company. Jim lives in Sunnyside with his wife DeLeesa. They have two grown children, Dylan and Alex. Jim was appointed by Governor Inslee in 2018. Term expires June 30, 2024.
Hester Serebrin, King County
Hester is a Policy Analyst at Transportation Choices Coalition, a statewide organization working to bring Washingtonians more affordable, sustainable, and reliable transportation choices that connect them with jobs, housing, education, and each other. She regularly works with a broad coalition of partner organizations to develop transportation policy recommendations that focus on improving health and equity outcomes. Hester is a member of the PSRC Transportation Policy Board, PSRC Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, PSRC Regional TOD Advisory Committee, and PSRC Transit Access Working Group. She is also the Vice-Chair of the University of Washington Universal Student U-PASS Advisory Board. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Reed College in 2004, and will soon complete her Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. She is a two-time winner of the Women’s Transportation Seminar Senator Scott White Memorial Scholarship. Hester was appointed by Governor Inslee in 2015. Term expires June 30, 2021.
Debbie Young, San Juan County
Debbie brings 30 years of management, negotiation and natural resources experience to the Commission. She has served on a number of boards and councils, including being elected to the National Hydropower Association Board, serving as the Chairman of the Nisqually River Council and as a council member for over 15 years, serving on the Tahoma Land Conservancy, and the Forterra Board of Directors. Served as President of the Association of Power Biologists and is a graduate of the Washington State Agriculture Forestry Leadership program. She has worked in the utility industry for over 20 years, serving as the Natural Resources Manager for Tacoma Power managing the federal licensing process for the City of Tacoma’s hydroelectric projects. Early in her career she taught sciences at the community college level, and worked as a field biologist and naturalist. She currently resides on Lopez Island where she and her husband operate a small diversified farm providing meat and specialty food products to customers in the Puget Sound region. Debbie was appointed by Governor Inslee in 2015 for a partial term and reappointed in 2016. Term ends June 30, 2022.
Shiv Batra, King County
Shiv has played a key role in establishing INCA Engineers’ unparalleled reputation in the professional Architectural/Engineering (A/E) community. INCA, a US-based consulting firm that provides civil, structural, hydraulic, mechanical, electrical engineering, and surveying services to public and private clients. Shiv has been a prominent advocate and active member of the US engineering community for more than three decades. He is currently a member of numerous professional organizations that serve the engineering and construction industries. He has also served terms as president, special consultant, committee chair, and board member for these organizations. In these roles, he has been successful in promoting membership, technology transfer, civic, and professional development activities at the local, regional, national, and international levels. He and his wife are very active in many local and international non-profit organizations. Shiv was appointed by Governor Inslee in January 2016. Term expires June 30, 2019.