Term: Two years
Expires: December 31, 2013
Sandra Kent was appointed to the Richland City Council in February 2008 to fill a vacancy and elected in November 2009 to complete the unexpired term. Prior to her appointment, Sandra served on the Richland Planning Commission for two years.
For the 2010-2011 term, she is the council liaison to the Richland Parks and Recreation Committee, the Columbia Parks West Planning Task Team and the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she serves as the alternate to the Richland Planning and Art Commissions.
Sandra has lived in the Tri-Cities since 1999. She is originally from Kansas City and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a bachelor's degree in urban planning and with a juris doctor from the University of Kansas. She is licensed to practice law in Washington and Colorado.
She brings to council more than 20 years of regulatory compliance and management experience. Through her career at various U.S. Department of Energy facilities, she has extensive background and experience with regulatory issues, compliance negotiations and management of complex hazardous / toxic waste clean-up projects. She is currently a senior attorney with Washington River Protection Solutions.
Sandra is active in the community. She is a past president and on the board of the Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities. She is also on the United Way Board and the Community Solutions Team.
Sandra is also a graduate of the Leadership Tri-Cities Program, Class XII. Other local nonprofit organizations she supports include Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, LINKS Tri-Cities, and the Edith Bishel Center for the Blind.
P.O. Box 190
505 Swift Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352