Mumm wins Walkable Washington award

Recognition honors crosswalk ordinance

Richard Rush, Legislative Assistant to Council Member Candace Mumm, 509.625.6718

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:09 p.m.

Spokane City Council member Candace Mumm received a Walkable Washington Innovation Award today for her groundbreaking crosswalk ordinance adopted last year.

Mumm’s crosswalk ordinance was selected by a jury of professionals as the Innovation Award recipient in the Vision and Planning category.

“I am delighted to have been chosen to receive this distinguished award,” Mumm said.

The award acknowledges the City of Spokane as a leader in providing its citizens with multi-modal transportation options. The Innovation Award was presented during The Walkable Washington Symposium in the City of Redmond Council Chambers.

The award cited Mumm’s crosswalk ordinance for its “exemplary design and vision.” She also participated in the design and vision panel discussion, permitting her to share the success of the crosswalk ordinance and how other communities can use it as a model for their own legislation.

“Spokane citizens have long expressed the desire to have the ability to access businesses, schools and parks safely on foot. This award acknowledges our city is on its way to meeting that citizen expectation,” Mumm added. “After ten years of service on the Plan Commission and extensive involvement in development of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, it is a pleasure to serve with City Council members who are now working to bring the vision of that Plan to fruition.”