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Mike Tedesco becomes new head of Downtown Spokane Partnership

A homegrown guy who later worked in Colorado and the Seattle area has been named the new Downtown Spokane Partnership president.

Mike Tedesco will begin his job in mid-October. He takes over the position left by Marty Dickinson, who left for a position with Sterling Savings Bank.

Tedesco was selected following a national search. After growing up in Spokane and graduating from Lewis and Clark High School, Tedesco worked in Pueblo, Colo., focusing on urban and economic development.

Most recently Tedesco has been the Puget Sound Attractions Council executive director.

He has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Kansas and a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of Idaho.

A little biographical note not included when DSP sent out its release:  Tedesco pulished a book called “The Official Bureaucrat's Guide For Navigating the Bureaucracy.” The self-published book can be ordered through this link.

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