Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has been selected for a position on the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors.
President Barack Obama nominated Verner for the position on Sept. 6. The position requires confirmation by the Senate, according to a press release from the institute.
The 21-person board oversees the Institute of Building Sciences, which "serves as an authoritative source of advice for both the private and public sectors with respect to the use of building science and technology," the release says.
Fifteen of the members are elected from the public or private sector, while six are appointed by the president.
"I am confident that these outstanding men and women will greatly serve the American people in their new roles and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come," Obama says in the press release.