Marketing Associates of Spokane is hosting a discussion by Brandon Betty, project coordinator for the Spokane University District, on April 8 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park.
Betty took the job as project coordinatory last summer. The meeting, which costs $20 for MAS members, $30 otherwise, will give an overview of the district and the set of projects and goals for the district.
"I'll review how the district went from a grassroots organization to a 501(c)3 board" that also serves to recommend funding priorities for money being collected by the City of Spokane, Betty said.
That money is being raised through a state-provided Tax Increment Financing plan for the University District. The city gets to allocate TIF money for the district, but the district board sets priorities and makes recommendations.
The U-District encompasses the general area in and around the Riverpoint Higher Education area, east of Division along Sprague and Trent.
For more information on the district, go to SpokaneUniversityDistrict.com.