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Spokane business group names leader

Former Spokane County Commissioner Mark Richard will lead downtown Spokane’s main business group. The Downtown Spokane Partnership announced Thursday that Richard started this week as the organization’s new president.

Downtown business group fires president

The leader of downtown Spokane’s main business organization was fired Tuesday, less than a year after starting the job. The Downtown Spokane Partnership Board voted Tuesday evening to terminate its president, Mike Tedesco, in a 15-0 vote with two abstentions, board Vice President Todd Woodard said.

Downtown organization fires its president

The president of the Downtown Spokane Partnership was fired this morning. Mike Tedesco, who led the organization since October, said three members of the board told him of the decision this morning.

Downtown group may fire leader

Less than a year on the job, the leader of a downtown organization that collects about $1 million each year from downtown property owners and tenants is in danger of losing his job. Mike Tedesco, who started his job as the president of the Downtown Spokane Partnership in October, said he was asked on Sept. 7 by three members of the group’s board to resign or face a vote to be terminated. The organization uses city-approved fees on downtown business owners and tenants to pay for security, cleaning crews, downtown marketing and other improvements.