Al Merkel

City Council
Title: Council Position 3
Phone: 509-720-5062 (desk)
Additional Phone: 509-828-0097 (cell)
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Term: 2024 to 2027

Al Merkel is serving his first term on City Council, elected to position 3 in November 2023.

Merkel is a small business owner and a proud alumnus of Whitworth University and University High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts in political science, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

Merkel’s professional experience includes new business development, procurement, subcontracts, grants, program operations, internal audits and international development projects. He served various countries worldwide for over a decade, focusing on economic and social development. His experience spans diverse projects, including agriculture development, small business planning, legal ordinance for business fostering, community health improvement and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Merkel has contributed to the community by working with the Department of Veteran's Affairs and Coordinated Care Washington on Medicaid insurance and mental health provision. He has a passion for public safety, fostering business growth, and enhancing transparency in governance and is committed to serving the Spokane Valley community.

Merkel is happily married and proud father of a daughter attending Central Valley Schools.


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