Mayoral Candidates Perspectives

Infrastructure, Development and Transportation

334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Mayoral Candidates Perspectives event. We sincerely hope that you found it valuable.

Please join us as we host the winners of August’s primary Spokane mayoral election (TBA in August) for a discussion on their perspectives related to development, infrastructure and transportation opportunities, priorities and challenges in the region. This discussion will be moderated by Linn Parish, editor of the Spokane Journal of Business, who will pose the following questions:

  • What transit-related projects have the highest priority to you and your administration if elected?
  • What do you see as the biggest infrastructure challenge in the coming years with the increased growth in the region?
  • A lot has been done by the current administration to expedite the permitting process for new development. What additional changes do you think need to be addressed to enable private developers to want to build their projects in this region?
  • Over the years, more and more work related to stormwater studies, transportation and infrastructure projects have been kept in-house. Do you foresee this continuing to be a trend at the City or do you see room to bring on more consultants and contractors to help lead the design and construction work?
  • What priorities related to economic development do you plan on focusing on and lobbying about to legislators?

  • Nadine Woodward
  • Ben Stuckart
MORE ABOUT our Moderator 
  • Linn Parish, Editor, Spokane Journal of Business – Linn Parish is a veteran business journalist who has worked in the Inland Northwest since 1996. He currently serves as the editor of the Journal of Business, a business news source that reaches about 60,000 people every two weeks. While Linn has spent the bulk of his career with the Journal, he’s also written or edited for the Coeur d’Alene Press, Inland Northwest Catalyst, Building magazine, and Prime magazine. Outside of the Inland Northwest, his work has appeared in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Business, and Washington Law & Politics.  

RSVP per the OneAEC website by Monday, September 2 to guarantee your spot. Cancellations are refunded up until September 2, after that no refund will be issued. For this meeting, all attendees will receive free parking at the Spokane Convention Center parking garage – please provide your name to the parking attendant. For more information, please contact Terri McRae at

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Mayoral Candidates Perspectives