Thank you, Greater Hillyard Business Association. The business group planned a “Connect with the Electeds” meeting for this evening (Thursday) starting around 6 p.m. at the Inland NW Wildlife Council, 6116 N. Market. By odd timing, the event will be bigger and more fun than first expected.
When the association put together the idea (to have local pols discuss issues related to the Northeast District), they were planning to have just the “electeds” who survived the election.
Then some races got too tight to call. So, tonight's lineup includes some folks who were “almost elected,” as well, said Ken Clouse, the group president.
As of noon today, the lineup includes both current Mayor Mary Verner and apparent Mayor-elect David Condon, Dennis Hession and the guy who defeated him in the race for council president, Ben Stuckart.
Also scheduled to take part in the question-answer session following a dinner are Mike Fagan and Donna McKereghan, also locked in a close election for a Northeast Spokane council seat, and Council Member Amber Waldref.
The event comes with a dinner and beverage, and costs $15 for business association members, $20 for others. To register go to this link.