City Council Member Jon Snyder to be Honored at Farewell Reception

Reception is Monday, Jan. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Chase Gallery

Adam McDaniel, City Council Staff, 509.625.6269

Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

Spokane City Council Member Jon Snyder will be honored by current and former Council members and staff on Monday night, Jan. 11, as he attends his final meeting as District Two’s representative. Council Member Snyder announced his resignation effective January 12 to take a job advising Gov. Jay Inslee on outdoor recreation policy.

Council Member Snyder was elected to the Council in 2009 and reelected in 2013. He is a graduate of Lewis and Clark High School and the founder of Out There Monthly Magazine.

“Jon fundamentally changed the way transportation is viewed in the city of Spokane. He didn’t come to Council pushing his own personal agenda. He brought along the thousands in our community who demanded better walking, biking and transit options in our city. He walked the walk, quite literally,” says Council President Ben Stuckart. “Every time I see a Complete Street getting built in Spokane, I tip my hat to Jon for getting us there.”

“Jon has been a tireless advocate for issues that positively affect our community,” says District 2 seatmate Council Member Lori Kinnear. “I will miss his passion and dedication he brings to Council. I hope to carry on with some of the projects he started.”

Council Member Amber Waldref adds, “It has been a great pleasure to work with Jon Snyder over the past six years. I am going to miss collaborating with him to improve our transportation system, enhance public health and to make Spokane a safer place to live. I’m excited to partner with him in new ways from across the State.”

The reception will be held in the Chase Gallery in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., at 5:30 p.m.