Councilmember Vince Barthels

Vincent has lived in Cheney since 1988. After graduating from Cheney High School, he received a B.S. in Environmental Biology from EWU in 1999. In 2001, he completed the Americorp’s Service Program while working at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. For the past 18 years, Vincent has been working as an environmental consultant in the Spokane area. In 2010, Vincent continued his education and graduated from EWU with a Master's in Public Administration.

Currently, Vincent is the Spokane Office Manager at T-O Engineers, a private civil engineering firm. Individually, he manages a number of NEPA Environmental Assessments and several projects with a wetland/stream, water quality, or endangered species component.

Prior to being appointed to City Council in February of 2019, Vincent served the past ten years on the Cheney Planning Commission, the last five years as its chair. He is passionate about public health and safety, sustainable growth, expanding regional economic partnerships, and preserving the potable water supply for generations to come.

Vincent and his wife Vikki have two children, a son and a daughter. When not spending time with family, Vincent enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing, and riding dirt bikes.

I commit to making sound decisions working toward betterments for the community.

-- Vince Barthels