Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Spokane's Citizen Hall of Fame nominations are open, and you're in charge

Posted By on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 4:49 PM

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The Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame is looking for its next class of inductees. Nominations are open now through Feb. 6.

The fourth annual event will recognize six in categories including arts and letters, economic development and business, education, innovation and leadership, public service and philanthropy, and science, health and medicine.

Winners receive a big-o key to the city (the thing's like eight inches long) and finalists receive a city coin.

You can nominate the same person for more than one category, says Sarah Bain, director of development for the Spokane Public Library Foundation, but nominees cannot be current elected officials. Former elected officials  have to have been out of office for at least five years to qualify for a nomination.

click to enlarge Jeanne Ager, 2016 Public Service and Philanthropy inductee, with City Council President Ben Stuckart (left) and Mayor David Condon. - COURTESY OF THE SPOKANE PUBLIC LIBRARY
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  • Jeanne Ager, 2016 Public Service and Philanthropy inductee, with City Council President Ben Stuckart (left) and Mayor David Condon.

Finalists (three in each category) will be announced in March, Bain says. The winners will be announced during a breakfast May 1 in the downtown public library. Tickets are $50/each and will go on sale in February. The event is open to the public.

Proceeds from the breakfast will go toward the Spokane Public Library's efforts to provide greater access to a wide range of information.

For example, Bain says, money raised from previous Hall of Fame breakfasts has allowed the downtown branch to create the Level Up coworking space, which features a classroom and conference room as well as public access to the Bloomberg Terminal.

click to enlarge Jess Walter, 2016 Arts and Letters inductee with City Council President Ben Stuckart and Mayor Condon. - COURTESY OF THE SPOKANE PUBLIC LIBRARY
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  • Jess Walter, 2016 Arts and Letters inductee with City Council President Ben Stuckart and Mayor Condon.

This year, contributions will help pay for the expansion of the library's business services, such as a subscription to lynda.com, an online education network that helps people learn business, software, technology and creative skills.

Previous Hall of Famers include beloved artist Harold Balazs, local author Jess Walter, Spokane's first woman mayor Vicki McNeill and attorney, civil rights crusader and national collegiate boxing champion Carl Maxey.
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