It’s great to see Lori Kinnear running for Spokane City Council at long last. I first worked with Lori when she was council member Richard Rush’s aide, and was immediately impressed. She moved on to a similar position with council member Amber Waldref, and has now logged more than six years drafting legislation and managing council work. She would bring more council experience to the job than any new member ever has.
Lori also ran her own landscape business for years. She helped develop the city’s Women’s Small Business Center. She created the Spokane Community Garden Program, turning unused Water Department lands into active community use across the city. She has been a leader in Friends of the Centennial Trail as well as her neighborhood council. Quite a list.
Some view service on the City Council as “death by meetings,” but Lori thrives on them, carefully attending to the concerns of citizens, businesspeople and city leaders. She works incredibly hard. She writes well and often, answering concerns and coordinating legislation. She gets things done while leaving everyone feeling better for it.
No question, Lori Kinnear will be an outstanding addition to the City Council.