City: Cheney, WA
Occupation: Office manager
Warren has served as office manager in Eastern Washington University’s American Indian Studies Program since 2005, and serves as adviser to the university’s Native American Students Association.
Warren, 53, ran unsuccessfully for a council position in 2009. She has been the office manager of the EWU American Indian Studies Program since July 2005 and has served in the Army National Guard. Warren has lived in Cheney three times, returning in 2008. She believes the city’s most important issue is new Spokane Transit Authority routes that aren’t working well.
For the first time in 22 years, the sounds of drumming and Salish voices raised in song will be silenced in Riverfront Park this August. The Spokane Falls Northwest Indian Encampment and Powwow, originally scheduled for Aug. 26-27, has been canceled because of lack of funding, according to committee Chairwoman Kathleen Warren.