A local government should be responsive to citizen needs and focused on delivering results. That core belief informs my approach to the Office of the Mayor and the decisions I make every day on behalf of the community I serve.

In 2016, the City created the One Spokane strategic plan, a 6-year roadmap to inform our choices and actions in making Spokane safer, smarter, and healthier. One Spokane ensures we remain focused on meeting our strategic outcomes by 2023.

We have put the focus squarely on our customers as we prioritize and approach our work in four critical areas:

  • Safe and Healthy – Creating safe, healthy, and supportive environments for residents, business, and visitors
  • Innovative Infrastructure – Building and effectively managing innovative infrastructure supporting community accessibility, mobility, and resiliency
  • Urban Experience – Promoting significant growth that connects people and building upon cultural, historic, and natural resource assets
  • Sustainable Resources – Making sustainable financial decisions supporting strategic goals, delivering excellent customer service, and contributing to economic prosperity

By focusing on these four areas, we will continue to grow Spokane's quality of life – engaging citizens and improving the character of our community. While remaining financially responsible, we will bring services closer to citizens, drive greater accountability, and save tax dollars.

There is much work to do, and I need to hear from you. You are an important voice as we deliver services we can afford and develop a safe, livable community full of the opportunities that makes us call Spokane the City of Choice.

About Mayor Woodward

Nadine Woodward

Born and raised in Washington State, Mayor Woodward believes in the value of hard work and giving back to the community. As a newly-elected Mayor, she looks forward to working with citizens and community leaders to move Spokane forward with positive and impactful solutions to today’s most pressing issues.

With a passion for journalism and strong work ethic, Mayor Woodward worked her way through college, graduating from the University of Portland with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications Management. During her college years, she served on student government, was an editor on the student newspaper, an award-winning member of the debate team, and did video production work.

After arriving in Spokane in 1990, Mayor Woodward had a 28-year career as an award-winning broadcast journalist on local television. She passionately reported on Spokane issues – from the change in city government to a “strong mayor” system, the revitalization of downtown, and the challenges of growth and development in our neighborhoods. During her television career, she made the Spokane community the focus of her work and was awarded the prestigious Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, one of the highest honors television professionals can achieve.

Mayor Woodward and her husband, Bruce, feel blessed to have been able to raise their two children in Spokane, spending many years involved with fundraising committees, teaching art, emceeing events, and coaching numerous sports. She remains committed to making sure Spokane is a safe, diverse, and growing city for all.


Contact Information

Mayor Nadine Woodward
Spokane City Hall
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201

509.625.6250

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