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In brief: Condon aide takes post at Whitworth University

Sat., Oct. 12, 2013

A key member of Spokane Mayor David Condon’s staff is leaving to become a vice president at Whitworth University.

Gerry Gemmill will become Whitworth’s vice president of finance and administration Nov. 1, the university announced this week. He succeeds Brian Benzel, who is retiring.

Gemmill is the city’s director of local government and labor policy and serves as the mayor’s liaison to the City Council and several boards and commissions.

He previously was deputy director and interim director of the city’s utilities department.

Condon said in a statement, “Gerry has been integral to the progress we’ve made to better serve our citizens.”

Gemmill received a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Whitworth in 1985.

Condons welcome third child to family

Baby makes five for Spokane Mayor David Condon and his wife, Kristin.

The couple’s third child, a boy, was born at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Named Beck Michael Condon, the baby weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 20.5 inches long, according to a news release.

The Condons have two other children, 4-year-old Creighton and 3-year-old Hattie.

Mass yoga session set for Lululemon opening

A portion of Main Avenue will be closed this morning for a group yoga session to celebrate the opening of Lululemon Athletica.

The fitness clothing retailer opened Friday at 707 W. Main Ave.

The all-levels yoga class will be led by Lululemon’s Kelly Thielbahr and will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

The retailer has rented 300 parking stalls in the River Park Square garage and is providing them free to participants from 8 a.m. to noon.

Survey finds WSU alumni would retire in Pullman

PULLMAN – A large number of Washington State University alumni are expressing interest in retiring to Pullman.

An online survey found that 28 percent of more than 1,000 respondents say they are interested in retiring on or near the WSU campus. Most wanted to live in Pullman seasonally, about four months a year.


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