Former Spokane Valley Mayor Mike DeVleming pauses during an interview on March 8, at Vera Water and Power. DeVleming was Spokane Valley’s first mayor and led the new city council in marathon meetings as they put the city together from the ground up.
In 2004, then-long range planner Scott Kuhta, right, looks up from his work as then-deputy city attorney Cary Driskell stops at his cubicle at Spokane Valley City Hall. Kuhta is now the city planning manager. Driskell is the city attorney.