City Councilmember Candace Mumm appointed to State Economic Revitilization Board

Mumm to serve three-year term

Ben Stuckart, City Council President, 509.625.6258

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:14 p.m.

Washington State Department of Commerce Director Brian Bonlender today announced the appointment of Spokane City Councilmember Candace Mumm to the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB).

Mumm was nominated by the Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors this fall. Her appointment is for a three-year term beginning Monday through Nov. 2, 2017.

CERB provides funding for public infrastructure to support private business growth and expansion in communities across the state, generating more than 34,000 permanent jobs since its inception in 1982. Members review eligible projects for public buildings, water, telecommunications and port facilities among others.

“Candace's strong record of community engagement and knowledge of business and economic development will be a great contribution to CERB's mission of creating jobs and driving business growth,” said Director Bonlender. “Voluntary participation on a state board such as CERB is one of the highest forms of civic engagement.”

“I am delighted at this opportunity to help communities across Washington grow their economic future. Many a project, no matter what size, can be a tremendous catalyst for growth. I look forward to working with other board members to help revitalize our towns and cities in all parts of the state,” said Councilwoman Mumm.

“Councilmember Mumm is an incredibly smart, economic development champion who has earned the trust of her constituents and colleagues. She will make an excellent member of the Community Economic Revitalization Board,” said City Council President Ben Stuckart.

Mumm is CEO of Smartland LLC, a North Spokane company that builds and rehabilitates homes to make them senior-friendly. She received an MBA from Gonzaga University in 2010, and a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Pacific Lutheran University in 1982. Mumm is active in the Spokane community, serving 10 years on the Planning Commission, including two terms as President. She currently serves on the boards of the Spokane Transit Authority and the Arts Fund of Spokane. Mumm is also involved with the Smart Growth America Local Leaders Council, the Five Mile Grange #903, and the Junior League of Spokane.