City Council Briefed by Mayor's Transition Committees

Lisa Gardner, City Council Communications Director, 509.625.6226

Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 3:12 p.m.

Mayor Lisa Brown’s five transition committees presented their recommendations on opportunities for the mayor’s first 100 days during the Spokane City Council’s Thursday study session.

These five committees – made up of community organizers, small business owners, environmental leaders, public safety representatives, educators, and local leaders – convened over the past few weeks to identify challenges and opportunities for the City of Spokane.

“I tasked these five transition committees to not only identify challenges facing our community, but to offer recommendations on the positive change they wish to see. I am excited at the opportunities they have presented to help build up our city. Together, we will build resiliency, increase affordable housing, improve childcare, support the arts, and so much more,” Mayor Brown said.

These recommendations ranged in scope and topic, but shared themes of partnership, collaboration, and community engagement.

“I was excited to learn that recommendations from the Mayor's transition committees were centered around community engagement,” said Council President Betsy Wilkerson. “I believe that to serve the city and our citizens, it requires understanding community concerns and incorporating all of these into the work to move Spokane forward.”

Council Member Zack Zappone added, “I am pleased to see the mayor's vision and priorities derived from listening to the community. Those priorities seem to align with my and fellow council members' strategies for our constituents.”

View the committees’ reports (PDF 1.3 MB).

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