Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brenda Grassel announced at the end of Tuesday’s meeting that she is resigning her position on the council effective Dec. 31 because she is moving outside the city limits. The council has one more meeting scheduled this year on Dec. 18, but Grassel said she would be unable to attend. “This will be my last council meeting tonight,” she said.
She thanked city staff and her fellow council members for their support during her three years on the council. “It’s been fun to debate with you,” she said. She also thanked citizens for coming to her with their concerns during her term. “It’s been quite a pleasure and enjoyment to serve you.”
Mayor Tom Towey thanked Grassel for her service. “Brenda has been the spearhead on some of the toughest issues we’ve had before us for the last three years.”
When there were previous vacancies on the dais the council accepted applications from those interested in filling the seat and conducted interviews with the top candidates in an open public meeting before making their selection.