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In brief: Chamber announces candidates

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The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the slate of candidates to fill five positions on the board of directors.

Each candidate will serve three years on the board. They are: Barry Baker, Baker Construction; John Guarisco, Marjoni Marketing; Nancy Holmes, Avista; Mike King, Stonemark Realty; and Shawn Lindhorst, ADM Milling Company.

The candidates for officers are: chairman of the board, Phillip L. Rudy; chairman elect, Bill King, ITT Technical Institute; vice chair, Chris Armstrong, Heart In Hand; vice chair, Damon Smith, DCI Engineering; treasurer, Terri Montano, Spokane Eye Clinic; and secretary, Lee Cameron, Mirabeau Park Hotel.

These candidates will be joined by Rustin Hall, ALSC Architects, past chairman of the board; Member at Large Jim Bowles, UBS Financial Services; and Eldonna Shaw, Chamber president and CEO to form the executive committee.

According to the Chamber bylaws, additional write-in candidates for election may be submitted from the membership through a petition process. A write-in candidate must be a member in good standing and be recommended with signatures of 10 members. Should there be write-in candidates, an election by the membership will be held July 15.

The board of directors approved the slate of candidates for directors and officers by a unanimous vote. If no petitions are received, the slate of candidates offered by the nominating committee will stand as elected. Newly elected directors will take their places on the board Sept. 1.

Liberty Lake

Rocky Park groundbreaking Monday

The city of Liberty Lake will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rocky Hill Park at 6 p.m. Monday.

The park will be at Mission Avenue and Winrock Street. Phase I construction on seven acres will begin this summer and will include a basketball court, landscaping, a parking lot and playground equipment.

South Hill

Children’s book authors to speak

The local chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Spokane Public Library, will present the Writers Talking program at the South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Programs will begin at 11 a.m.

Idaho writers Terry Trueman and Larry Telles will read next Saturday; on July 19, Kelly Milner Halls and Verla Kay will give their readings; Chris Crutcher and Beth Cooley will present on July 26; and Mary Cronk Farrell and Claire Rudolf Murphy will read on Aug. 2.

All authors are local.

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– From staff reports