1/22/2013 - Does Someone You Know Deserve Recognition?

For information, contact:  Carolbelle Branch, PIO

City of Spokane Valley

11707 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 106

Spokane Valley, WA  99206


Fax 509-921-1008

Email:  cbranch@spokanevalley.org


For immediate release
January 22, 2013


Does Someone You Know Deserve Recognition?


SPOKANE VALLEY, WA – Is there someone you know in Spokane Valley whose efforts on behalf of their neighbors, church, business, organization, event or community deserve some recognition?  Then be sure to nominate them for Spokane Valley’s Ten Year Anniversary Community Recognition Program.

            Each month throughout 2013, Mayor Tom Towey will honor a Spokane Valley individual, organization or business that has made a positive contribution to our community.  The honoree will be invited to a City Council meeting to be recognized and awarded a Key to the City. 

            Mayor Towey will announce January’s honoree and present the Key to the City at the Tuesday, January 29 Council meeting at 6:00pm in Council Chambers in Suite 101 at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Avenue.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

            Community members don’t have to be high-profile or widely recognized to be nominated.  They can be volunteers, neighbors who help each other, businesses that help our economy grow, organizations that provide important services, or anyone whose efforts on behalf of the Spokane Valley community deserve to be recognized.   (While Spokane Valley elected officials, City staff members, and their families are greatly appreciated for their efforts, they are not eligible for nomination.)

            To be considered for the February Community Recognition Program award, nominations are being accepted through Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  Nominations through the rest of the Anniversary year can be made at any time until December 6 of 2013.  Each subsequent month’s honorees will be selected from all nominations received to date.

            Nomination forms may be completed online at www.spokanevalley10.com by selecting the Community Recognition Program link.  Printed nomination forms, which include instructions for submittal, can be found at Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, the Spokane Valley branch of the Spokane County Library District, Spokane Valley Partners, Spokane Valley Fire Department stations, and at City offices. 

            For more information, contact Chris Bainbridge, cbainbridge@spokanevalley.org or call 720-5102.