Mayor Condon receives environmental award

Honor comes as City continues plan to clean up Spokane River

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon was selected as the winner of the 2015 National Environmental Achievement Local Public Service Award. The Mayor is being recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).

The annual public service award honors individuals and agencies that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection and wastewater management. The NEAA Public Service Award is given to current or former public officials at the local, state and federal level of government. Mayor Condon is being recognized in the award category for local public official serving a service area population fewer than 250,000 people. The Mayor’s award comes as the city continues its efforts to clean up the Spokane River.

“Our work has been called a national model, and is critically important to the future of the community’s most recognizable asset,” said Condon. “On behalf of the City employees who have worked so hard to make sure that our integrated clean water plan delivers the best outcome for our citizens, I want to thank NACWA for recognizing Spokane. We truly appreciate the honor.”

The City’s Integrated Clean Water Plan is designed to improve the quality of the water in the Spokane River, one of the City’s greatest assets. Taking a cleaner-river-faster approach, the Integrated Clean Water Plan is on track to improve Spokane’s water and environment by prioritizing projects that have a greater impact on reducing pollution in the river.