Paul J. Kimmell – is the Palouse area regional business manager with Avista Corporation. He holds a BS in Geography/Urban Planning from Illinois State University and did graduate work at the University of Idaho in the College of Mines.
Kimmell has held positions with Boise Cascade Corporation, Wyoming State Land Office and was Chief Title Officer with Security Title of Baltimore in Colorado Springs. Kimmell also served as North Idaho Regional Director for the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, Executive Director of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and was a three-term Latah County commissioner from 1999 to 2007. Kimmell was elected president of the Idaho Association of Commissioners and Clerks in 2004, chaired the Idaho Cities and Counties Taskforce and recognized as Idaho’s Outstanding County Official in 2006.
He currently serves as board member to the Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, Pullman-Moscow Airport Board, Latah Economic Development Council, Inland Northwest Community Foundation’s North Idaho Partnership Council and chairman of the Inland Northwest Partners and the Inland Northwest Economic Alliance. He also is in his third term as chair of the Avista Employees for Effective Government PAC. Kimmell resides with his wife Constance on the family farm near Viola, Idaho.