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Final State of the City speech

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey gives his first of several State of the City speeches on April 5, 2012 at Valley Fourth Memorial Church. SR photo/Colin Mulvany

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will give his final State of the City speech today at 12:30 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Mall community room on the second floor. The room is tucked back in the corner on the west end of the mall. This is his fourth speech this month outlining the city's previous accomplishments and goals for 2012. So if you haven't had a chance to attend one of his talks, this is your last chance.

Third State of the City speech tonight

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will give his third State of the City speech tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Woodard Elementary School, 7401 E. Mission. He will give a total of four speeches, each addressing the city's past accomplishments and goals for 2012. There will be time for questions from the audience.

The fourth and final speech is set for 12:30 p.m. April 25 in the Spokane Valley Mall Community Room.

Second State of the City speech tonight

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will give his second State of the City speech tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 17909 E. Broadway. The mayor will talk about the city's accomplishments and then accept questions from the audience. If you can't make tonight's speech, there are two more scheduled in April.

Where were your elected officials today?

The answer was probably the fourth and final State of the City address by Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey. The event just ended at CenterPlace and the audience was full of politicians. Here's a sampling: Spokane Mayor Mary Vernor, Liberty Lake Mayor Wendy Van Orman, Rockford Mayor Micki Harnois, Spokane County Commissioners Al French and Todd Mielke, Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan, Spokane Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin and Spokane Valley Fire Department Commissioners Monte Nesbitt, Joe Dawson and Bill Anderson.

Rounding out the group was every Spokane Valley council member except for Bill Gothmann, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, Spokane Valley Police Chief Rick Van Leuven, Spokane Valley Fire Department Chief Mike Thompson and Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service director Nancy Hill. I guess the speech was the place to be today. 

Mayor Towey had a little fun with his interactive voting during today's speech. He said he's been told his style while running council meetings is too laid back. So he asked if he should run the meetings Shogan style, Towey style or Larry the Cable Guy style. Fifty percent of the crowd voted for Larry the Cable Guy style. “I'd say Mr. Shogan and I have a lot of work to do,” Towey said.

State of the City

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will host the first of four State of the City addresses tonight at 7 p.m. at Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish. The mayor plans to discuss highlights from 2010, the city's budget and goals for 2011. Several council members will also be in attendance and there will be time for discussion/questions and answers on community issues after the Mayor's speech.

If you can't make it tonight, the program will be repeated at 7 p.m. Thursday at CenterPlace (2426 N. Discovery Place), 7 p.m. April 21 at Woodard Elementary (7401 E. Mission) and 12:30 p.m. April 28 at CenterPlace.

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