Second Annual Citizen Hall of Fame Nominations Open

Sarah Bain, Director of Development, sbain@spokanelibrary., 509.444.5318

Monday, January 11, 2016 at 2:55 p.m.

The Spokane Public Library Foundation (SPLF) and the City of Spokane announces the 2nd Annual Citizen Hall of Fame event with the call for nominations opening Monday, January 11 and closing on February 4, 2016 at 5 p.m.

The Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame recognizes individuals in the City of Spokane for their achievement in one of six categories while providing an opportunity to raise funds for the Spokane Public Library. The Spokane Public Library, as one the centers of the community, is a resource to the citizens of Spokane and provides the tools and resources to enhance the lives of all citizens. The library is a valuable resource which includes experts, curators, and navigators of knowledge for our city and as such, nurtures outstanding citizens. Together, we want to honor these outstanding citizens who make Spokane great.

“Great citizens don’t just happen. Our community has a role to foster and grow great citizenry by the work we do together to advance opportunities for all people. The library is the community center for everyone. The Hall of Fame honors both the people who have made a difference in the community, and the library as the place for educational opportunities,” says Sarah Bain, development director for Spokane Public Library Foundation.

Citizens will be honored for their achievements in the following categories:

  1. Arts and Letters: For activities that enhance and support the artistic/cultural and literary life and well-being of the community
  2. Economic Development and Business: For entrepreneurial activity or significant contributions toward the economic betterment of Spokane
  3. Education: For enriching and inspiring lifelong learning in our community
  4. Innovation and Leadership: For activities that cultivate strong innovation and leadership city-wide
  5. Public Service and Philanthropy: For exemplary voluntary and public service activities that benefit the community
  6. Science, Health and Medicine: For individuals who have made significant contributions in the area of science or medicine

Criteria for introduction into the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame includes:

  • Have made outstanding contributions to the quality of life and development of the city
  • Be available on April 14, 2016 to attend the awards ceremony
Nomination Process

Nominations forms are available on the Spokane Public Library Foundation website:, City Hall and all Library branches. There will be a breakfast on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 a.m. in the Grand Pennington Ballroom of the Davenport Hotel to announce the names of the honored individuals. Tickets are on sale now.